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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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    • 06/29/18
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence drops two points to -9 in June

    Consumers in pre-Brexit UK are less confident about the economy and seem set on self-imposed austerity
    • 05/31/18
    • Technology
    • Consumer Panels
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    GfK 6th in GRIT ranking of innovative MRX companies

    GfK has once again placed among the most innovative market research firms worldwide, according to an annual ranking published by the American Marketing Association.

    • 05/31/18
    • Retail
    • Market Opportunities and Innovation
    • Shopper
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    UK Consumer Confidence rises two points to -7 in May

    Contrasting views on personal finances versus the wider UK economy continue to keep GfK's overall Consumer Confidence Index Score in negative territory.
    • 04/19/18
    • Trends and Forecasting
    • United Kingdom
    • English

    Consumer sentiment in Europe stayed cautiously optimistic for Q1

    In the first quarter of 2018, consumer sentiment in Europe remained at a relatively stable level, despite slight declines after the overall upward trend seen throughout 2017. At the end of the quarter, the GfK Consumer Climate for the 28 EU stood at 20.6 points, compared to 21.1 points in December – but is still higher than at the same time last year. For 2018, GfK predicts an increase in private household consumer spending in the European Union, from 1.5 to 2 percent in real terms.
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