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United Arab Emirates Consumer Electronics Report Q4 2012 - Product Image

United Arab Emirates Consumer Electronics Report Q4 2012

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: United Arab Emirates
  • 61 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Axiom Telecom
  • Company Profiles
  • Eros Group
  • Jumbo Electronics
  • MORE

BMI View:

The UAE’s consumer electronics spending will grow by about 6% in US dollar terms in 2012 to US$3.8bn. In 2012 solid growth in consumer electronics sales is expected, but the fastest growth is likely to be in the tourist segment, while local consumers remain more cautious. Another factor driving this trend is a pick-up in the number of tourists, which has provided a boost to the all-important carrytrade Structural weaknesses still stand in the way of a more pronounced recovery, including weak credit conditions and Dubai's onerous debt repayment schedule. However, the outlook for household consumption has picked up in recent months and we are now forecasting this to grow by 8.0% in 2012.

Spending on AV products will gain momentum from demand for new high-tier products such as 3D and LED TV sets. SLR cameras, high-end camera phones and smartphones are among other popular products.

Headline Expenditure Projections:

- Computer Sales: US$1.9bn in 2011 to US$2.0bn in 2012, +5% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms unchanged despite price erosion and a deceleration in retail sales growth in Q411 and Q112.

- AV Sales: US$1.3bn in READ MORE >

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

UAE Consumer Electronics Market SWOT 7

UAE Political SWOT 8

UAE Economic SWOT 9

UAE Business Environment SWOT 10

Risk/Reward Ratings 11

Middle East And Africa 11
Table: Middle East And Africa Risk/Reward Ratings, Q412 13

Consumer Electronics Market 14

Computers 14
Table: Computers Demand, 2009-2016 14

AV Devices 19
Table: AV: Demand, 2009-2016 19

Mobile Handsets 24
Table: Mobile Handsets: Demand, 2009-2016 24

Consumer Electronics Industry 28
Table: The UAE’s Distributors For Leading Brands 34

Industry Forecast Scenario 35

Consumer Electronics Market 35
Table: Consumer Electronics Overview 2009-2016 35

Government Initiatives 37

Macroeconomic Forecast 38

Competitive Landscape 41

Computers 41

AV 43

Mobile Handsets 46

Company Profiles 49

Axiom Telecom 49

Jumbo Electronics 51

Eros Group 53

Country Snapshot 55
Table: United Arab Emirates' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 56
Table: United Arab Emirates' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 57
Table: United Arab Emirates' Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 58
Table: United Arab Emirates' Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 58

BMI Methodology 59

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 59

Electronics Industry 59

Sources 60

Company Profiles
Axiom Telecom
Jumbo Electronics
Eros Group

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