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Kuwait Consumer Electronics Report Q4 2012 - Product Image

Kuwait Consumer Electronics Report Q4 2012

  • Published: November 2012
  • Region: Kuwait
  • 51 pages
  • Business Monitor International


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

BMI forecasts 7% growth for the Kuwaiti consumer electronics market in 2012, with spending on devices such as smartphones and tablets expected to benefit from a positive economic context. This surge in spending is almost wholly government-driven, with household incomes having been boosted by a series of public sector wage hikes and increased social benefits. Sales will also be boosted by growing popularity of flat-screen TV sets, Android smartphones, notebook computers and tablets, and other premium products, as well as ongoing expansion of the electronics retail sector. The positive outlook is reflected in recent sentiment data, with consumer sentiment in May 2012 at its highest level for almost a year.

Headline Expenditure Projections:

Computer hardware sales: US$362mn in 2011 to US$394mn in 2012, +9% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms upwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors, following stronger than expected growth in 2011. AV sales: US$426mn in 2011 to US$454mn in 2012, +7% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms upwardly revised due to analyst modification, and product innovation will drive continued growth in the flat-screen TV set category.

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Kuwait Consumer Electronics Market SWOT 7

Kuwait Political SWOT 8

Kuwait Economic SWOT 8

Kuwait Business Environment SWOT 9

Risk/Reward Ratings 10

MEA Consumer Electronics Risk/Reward Ratings, Q412 10
Table: Middle East And Africa Risk/Reward Ratings, Q412 12

Market Overview 13

Computers 13
Table: PC Sales 2009-2016 13

AV 16
Table: AV Sales, 2009-2016 16

Mobile Handsets 19
Table: Mobile Communications, 2009-2016 19

Consumer Electronics Industry 23
Table: Kuwait Distributors For Leading Brands 26

Industry Forecast Scenario 27

Consumer Electronics Market 27
Table: Consumer Electronics Overview, 2009-2016 27

Industry Developments 30

Macroeconomic Forecast 31
Table: Economic Activity 33

Competitive Landscape 34

Computer 34

Handsets 35

AV 37

Company Profiles 39

Axiom Telecom 39

Jumbo Electronics 41

Eros Group 43

Country Snapshot 45
Table: Kuwait's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 46
Table: Kuwait's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 47
Table: Kuwait's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 48
Table: Kuwait's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 48

BMI Methodology 49

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 49

Electronics Industry 50

Sources 50

Company Profiles
Axiom Telecom
Jumbo Electronics
Eros Group

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