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France Refurbished Mobile Phone Market Overview, 2029

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  • 64 Pages
  • April 2024
  • Region: France
  • Bonafide Research
  • ID: 5969336
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The French market for refurbished mobile phones is now seeing a considerable spike in demand, which is primarily driven by a combination of factors. First, French customers have a clear preference for premium brands, with a particular emphasis on refurbished iPhones and high-end Android devices. This preference for recognized brands shows a desire for reliability and quality assurance in mobile devices. To address concerns about the quality and dependability of refurbished phones, reputable dealers in the French market provide warranties and guarantees on their devices. This dedication to maintaining the quality of refurbished gadgets boosts consumer confidence and alleviates potential concerns about purchasing pre-owned equipment.

Furthermore, French consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious, which is increasing the demand for reconditioned phones. Recognizing the environmental impact of electronic trash, people are increasingly turning to refurbished handsets as a more sustainable option to buying new phones. This shift in mentality mirrors a larger societal trend toward ecologically responsible purchase habits. The availability of used phones for refurbishment is critical to the continued expansion of the refurbished market. France takes a mixed strategy, relying on imports but also having well-established electronic waste collection and recycling systems. This hybrid model assures a consistent supply of raw materials for refurbishing while also promoting sustainability through efficient waste management practices. By utilising both imported gadgets and domestically generated components, France creates a balanced ecosystem for the refurbishment sector to flourish.

According to the research report 'France Refurbished Mobile Phone Market Overview, 2029', the France Refurbished Mobile Phone market is expected to grow at more than 9% from 2024 to 2029. Several driving variables and obstacles influence the dynamics of the refurbished mobile phone market in France. Economic reasons play an important influence, as rising new phone prices and broader economic concerns encourage users to seek more affordable refurbished alternatives. Furthermore, changing consumer behaviours, such as an increased comfort with purchasing pre-owned gadgets, are fueling the expansion of the refurbished phone market.

Furthermore, the scarcity of new phone models due to chip shortages and production concerns might leave holes in the market, increasing the appeal of reconditioned devices. These factors all contribute to the rising demand for refurbished mobile phones in France. In terms of rules and policies, specific criteria exist to assure the safety and quality of refurbished phones. To ensure that reconditioned devices meet safety and environmental standards, certification criteria such as CE marking must be met. Furthermore, to protect consumer rights and provide a satisfying shopping experience, French law requires warranties on used phones to be comparable to those granted on new phones. These regulatory measures contribute to building trust in the refurbished phone market by providing consumers with the essential assurances about product quality and dependability.

Refurbished phones represent a leading and growing segment in the mobile phone market. These devices, which are pre-owned but restored to their original condition, are offered at prices lower than their brand new counterparts. They appeal to consumers seeking affordable alternatives without compromising on quality. In contrast, used phones are sold as seen, straight from the previous owner, with any existing marks, damage, or performance glitches included. This segment caters to consumers looking for budget-friendly options, although they may come with varying levels of wear and tear. In terms of pricing range, the market is segmented into low-priced, mid-priced, and premium refurbished and used mobile phones.

Distribution channels also play a crucial role in the market landscape. Offline channels, such as brick-and-mortar stores and authorised resellers, remain leading distribution channels due to their established presence and accessibility. However, online channels are experiencing significant growth, fueled by the convenience of e-commerce platforms and increasing digitalization. Consumers are increasingly turning to online platforms to purchase refurbished and used mobile phones, reflecting a shift towards digital retailing trends.

Refurbished phones have a significant financial advantage over new handsets, often priced 30-70% lower. This affordability attracts both budget-conscious purchasers looking for high-end features at a low price and value-conscious consumers who want to get the most bang for their buck. Such price segmentation caters to a wide range of consumer tastes, allowing enterprises to efficiently target many market niches. Established retail brands are forming relationships with refurbished phone providers to enter this booming market. Furthermore, specific e-commerce platforms have arisen as key participants, utilising the internet to link sellers and buyers of refurbished equipment.

Furthermore, there is an increase in new entrants, with businesses focused on specific demographics or price groups, which enriches the competitive scene. Recent advancements in the refurbished phone industry demonstrate the growing confidence and interest in this market. Notably, there has been an increase in investments dedicated to company refurbishment, indicating a bright future for growth and innovation. Furthermore, refurbished phone firms' sustainability activities emphasise the environmental benefits of purchasing pre-owned handsets, appealing to eco-conscious consumers while also fitting with broader trends toward consumer electronics sustainability.

The European market for reconditioned phones is growing at the same rate as France. This synchrony indicates a broader regional trend toward accepting reconditioned gadgets as an acceptable consumer choice. As France's refurbished phone industry grows, it sets a pattern for other European countries, potentially impacting market dynamics and customer behaviour in this sector. The similar increase across Europe implies a societal shift towards more ecological and cost-effective technology consumption options. In compared to certain European peers, France's reconditioned industry is rapidly maturing. This progress demonstrates the effectiveness of current policies, market activities, and consumer acceptability in the French landscape.

While other European countries' refurbished markets are at various phases of development, France's quick maturity serves as a regional benchmark, demonstrating the potential for growth and stability in the refurbished electronics sector. The COVID-19 pandemic originally impacted worldwide supply networks, causing issues for a variety of industries, including electronics. However, it also triggered an increase in demand for low-cost devices, which benefited the refurbished industry.

In the face of economic uncertainty, consumers sought cost-effective alternatives, and reconditioned phones emerged as a popular option. France, like other European countries, saw this tendency, which reflected a broader shift in consumer preferences toward value-oriented products in the aftermath of the pandemic. The rising demand not only supported the reconditioned industry, but also demonstrated its ability to adjust to shifting market conditions.

Considered in this report

  • Historic year: 2018
  • Base year: 2023
  • Estimated year: 2024
  • Forecast year: 2029

Aspects covered in this report

  • Refurbished Mobile Phone market Outlook with its value and forecast along with its segments
  • Various drivers and challenges
  • On-going trends and developments
  • Top profiled companies
  • Strategic recommendation

By Type

  • Refurbished Phones
  • Used Phones

By Pricing Range

  • Low-priced Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones (Less than $200)
  • Mid-Priced Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones ($200-$350)
  • Premium Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones (More than $350)

By Distribution Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

The approach of the report:

This report consists of a combined approach of primary and secondary research. Initially, secondary research was used to get an understanding of the market and list the companies that are present in it. The secondary research consists of third-party sources such as press releases, annual reports of companies, and government-generated reports and databases. After gathering the data from secondary sources, primary research was conducted by conducting telephone interviews with the leading players about how the market is functioning and then conducting trade calls with dealers and distributors of the market. After this, the analyst started making primary calls to consumers by equally segmenting them in regional aspects, tier aspects, age group, and gender. Once the analyst had primary data, they started verifying the details obtained from secondary sources.

Intended audience

This report can be useful to industry consultants, manufacturers, suppliers, associations, and organizations related to the Refurbished Mobile Phone industry, government bodies, and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing and presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry.

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Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
2. Market Structure
2.1. Market Considerate
2.2. Assumptions
2.3. Limitations
2.4. Abbreviations
2.5. Sources
2.6. Definitions
2.7. Geography
3. Research Methodology
3.1. Secondary Research
3.2. Primary Data Collection
3.3. Market Formation & Validation
3.4. Report Writing, Quality Check & Delivery
4. France Macro Economic Indicators
5. Market Dynamics
5.1. Key Findings
5.2. Key Developments
5.3. Market Drivers & Opportunities
5.4. Market Restraints & Challenges
5.5. Market Trends
5.6. COVID-19 Effect
5.7. Supply chain Analysis
5.8. Policy & Regulatory Framework
5.9. Industry Experts Views
6. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Overview
6.1. Market Size By Value
6.2. Market Size and Forecast, By Type
6.3. Market Size and Forecast, By Price Range
6.4. Market Size and Forecast, By Distribution Channel
7. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Segmentations
7.1. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market, By Type
7.1.1. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size, By Refurbished Phones, 2018-2029
7.1.2. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size, By Used Phones, 2018-2029
7.2. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market, By Price Range
7.2.1. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size, By Low-priced Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones (Less than $200), 2018-2029
7.2.2. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size, By Mid-Priced Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones ($200-$350), 2018-2029
7.2.3. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size, By Premium Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones (More than $350), 2018-2029
7.3. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market, By Distribution Channel
7.3.1. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size, By Offline, 2018-2029
7.3.2. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size, By Online, 2018-2029
8. France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Opportunity Assessment
8.1. By Type, 2024 to 2029
8.2. By Price Range, 2024 to 2029
8.3. By Distribution Channel, 2024 to 2029
9. Competitive Landscape
9.1. Porter's Five Forces
9.2. Company Profile
9.2.1. Company 1 Company Snapshot Company Overview Financial Highlights Geographic Insights Business Segment & Performance Product Portfolio Key Executives Strategic Moves & Developments
9.2.2. Company 2
9.2.3. Company 3
9.2.4. Company 4
9.2.5. Company 5
9.2.6. Company 6
9.2.7. Company 7
9.2.8. Company 8
10. Strategic Recommendations11. Disclaimer
List of Figures
Figure 1: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size By Value (2018, 2023 & 2029F) (in USD Million)
Figure 2: Market Attractiveness Index, By Type
Figure 3: Market Attractiveness Index, By Price Range
Figure 4: Market Attractiveness Index, By Distribution Channel
Figure 5: Porter's Five Forces of France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market
List of Tables
Table 1: Influencing Factors for France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market, 2023
Table 2: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size and Forecast By Type (2018, 2023 & 2029F)
Table 3: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size and Forecast By Price Range (2018, 2023 & 2029F)
Table 4: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size and Forecast By Distribution Channel (2018, 2023 & 2029F)
Table 5: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size of Refurbished Phones (2018 to 2029) in USD Million
Table 6: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size of Used Phones (2018 to 2029) in USD Million
Table 7: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size of Low-priced Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones (Less than $200) (2018 to 2029) in USD Million
Table 8: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size of Mid-Priced Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones ($200-$350) (2018 to 2029) in USD Million
Table 9: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size of Premium Refurbished and Used Mobile Phones (More than $350) (2018 to 2029) in USD Million
Table 10: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size of Offline (2018 to 2029) in USD Million
Table 11: France Refurbish Mobile Phone Market Size of Online (2018 to 2029) in USD Million