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Trends and Forecasting

Today’s speed to market of new offerings and shortening product lifecycles place a unique pressure on businesses to stay ahead.  Consumer purchasing behavior is shifting more rapidly than ever.

To succeed, businesses need accurate sales forecasts -- based on robust analysis -- and the most up-to-date purchasing and market trends.

We deliver detailed forecasts of consumer demand for technology devices, as well as global technology market trends. 

Our forecasts are built using the world’s largest sample of point of sales data, combined with our global expertise and local knowledge. This combination provides our clients uniquely granular and timely forecasts of future demand – forecasting what products consumers will purchase, in what volume, at what price, and where.  

Forecasting for investors and capital markets

Institutional investors face pressure to perform. To succeed, businesses need visibility to significant trends at the earliest stage(s). Businesses need to acquire reliable and compliant information on where to invest. 

We provide investors with robust forecasts using the world’s largest sample of point of sales data. We predict and document turning points in consumer demand, providing regular, detailed company analyses on technology hardware, semiconductor and consumer durable companies. 

Our forecasts allow investors to make successful recommendations backed up by credible and compliant sources.

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    • 01/31/19
    • Home Appliances
    • Financial Services
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence stable, but still five points lower than this time last year

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index stayed at the same level of -14 in January 2019, compared to last month. Two measures increased, two measures decreased, and one stayed at the same level in January.

    • 12/24/18
    • Home Appliances
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops one point in December to -14

    Three of the five measures used to calculate the Overall Index Score decreased and two measures saw an increase in December, in GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index.
    • 11/29/18
    • Home Appliances
    • Media and Entertainment
    • Retail
    • Consumer Goods
    • FMCG
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • Consumer Insights Engine
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops three points in November to -13

    GfK’s long-running Consumer Confidence Index decreased by three points in November 2018 to -13.  All five measures used to calculate the Index decreased.
    • 11/23/18
    • Retail
    • Online Pricing Intelligence
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Black Friday 2018 - Deal or no Deal

    Are there fewer real deals to be had this Black Friday? GfK's live online pricing intelligence data, showing what's happening so far today with TVs, laptops and washing machines...
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