South Korea Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2011
- Published: May 2011
- Region: South Korea
- 51 Pages
- Business Monitor International
South Korea’s consumer electronics devices market, defined as the addressable market for computing devices, mobile handsets and AV products, is projected to be worth around US$12.7bn in 2011. This is expected to increase to US$15.1bn by 2015, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% – slower than in the preceding five years.
Smartphones, and smartphone/tablet hybrids, based on the Android operating system, are expected to be a growth area in 2011, while new technologies such as 3D TV and internet-enabled TV will help to stimulate demand in the AV segment. The rollout of digital TV broadcasting ahead of analogue switchoff in 2013 will help support sales of premium TV sets.
Computers accounted for around 34% of South Korean consumer electronics spending in 2010. BMI forecasts South Korean PC sales of US$3.6bn in 2011. The CAGR for the 2011-2015 period will be around 5%, but there will be growth areas in multimedia and entertainment notebooks. The PC segment’s return to positive growth has been driven by stronger notebook sales. The emergence of tablets has created a new battleground for foreign vendors to compete with domestic leaders
such as Samsung and LG.
Video, audio and gaming devices accounted for around 20% of South Korean consumer electronics spending in 2010. South Korea’s domestic video, audio and gaming device market is projected at US$2.6bn in 2011. Video applications will account for around 60% of demand during the 2011-2015 forecast period, with growth areas linked to new technologies such as ‘smart TVs’, LED TV sets, 3D TV and Blu-ray.
South Korean market mobile handset and handset device sales accounted for around 46% of South Korean consumer electronics spending in 2010. Total South Korean market handset sales are expected to grow to 28mn units in 2015, with the market driven mainly by replacements as penetration has reached 200%. With mobile market leader SK Telecom planning 30 new smartphone launches in 2011, the smartphone segment should blossom, with operators introducing more flexible data plans for subscribers.
READ MORE >
South Korea Consumer Electronics Market SWOT
South Korea Electronics Industry SWOT
South Korea Political SWOT
South Korea Economic SWOT
South Korea Business Environment SWOT
Asia Business Environment Ratings
Consumer Electronics Market
Table: Computers: Demand
Table: AV: Demand
Table: Mobile Handsets: Demand
Consumer Electronics Industry
Table: Electronics Output
Table: Camera Module Production
Table: Silicon Wafer Production
Table: EC Card Production
Table: Computers: Production
Table: MP3 Player Production
Table: Plasma TV Set Production
Table: LCD TV Set Production
Table: Digital Video Recorder Production
Table: LCD Monitor Production
Table: Mobile Handsets – Production
Industry Forecast Scenario
Table: Consumer Electronics Overview
Table: South Korea -– Economic Activity, 2008-2015
Domestic Company Profiles
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Note: Product cover images may vary from those shown