The global market for technical consumer goods (TCG) exceeded the one-trillion mark for the first time in 2018 with sales of €1.01 trillion. This is a four percent increase on the previous year. The product segments of telecommunications (+7 percent), small domestic appliances (+7 percent), consumer electronics/photo (+6 percent), and information technology/office equipment (+1 percent) all contributed to this growth in sales. Global sales from major domestic appliances, on the other hand, fell slightly by one percent.
For 2019, GfK is expecting a two percent increase in technical consumer goods sales on the global market to around €1.03 trillion.