Consumer Electronics Market size is set to exceed USD 1.5 trillion by 2024; Technological advancements in devices including smartphones, earphones & headphones, speakers and the household appliance is anticipated to fuel the consumer electronics market growth. The growth is also characterized by the improving purchasing power of individuals across emerging economies coupled with the growing penetration of energy-efficient appliances. The rapid proliferation of wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth, provides ample growth opportunities for the industry. The focus on customer convenience and the enhancement of the user experience are encouraging the vendors to introduce the latest features and technologies in the devices.
The sluggish growth of laptops across various regional markets can be accredited to the advent of powerful mobile devices such as tablets. With the rapid growth of lower priced and convenient tablets with advanced capabilities, laptop sales are expected to witness a steep decline over the forecast timeline. Low demand across the emerging economies is among other factors challenging the audio & video equipment sector in the market.
The demand for air conditioners in the major household appliances segment is anticipated to rise over the forecast timeline. Increasing income levels and rising temperatures of the middle-class population in countries such as China and India further contribute to the segment growth. Rising penetration of air conditioners can also be credited to the declining price of such appliances.
In the U.S., energy consumption by air conditioners almost doubled owing to the changing climatic conditions as well as increasing size of homes. The kitchen appliances, such as ovens, and cookers, are expected to witness a high demand owing to the rising adoption of technologically-advanced products coupled with changing lifestyles in urban areas contributing towards the overall consumer electronics market size.
The professional consumer electronics market segment is projected to exhibit a higher growth during the forecast timeframe as compared to the personal segment. The growth of the media and entertainment industry, mainly in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region, is aiding in the growth of the industry as there is a higher demand for professional audio and visual equipment from consumers and media and entertainment players. An increasing number of government agencies are focusing on the development of audio electronic systems such as noise canceling headsets.
The audio and video equipment in the consumer electronics market are attributed to the development of new technologies such as 4K, 8K, and higher resolution systems. With an increasing number of video content and broadcasting companies such as Netflix and Amazon Prime developing 4K content, the movement towards ultra-high definition systems is anticipated to be very high. Additionally, the prices of these systems are declining at a very rapid rate. 4K TV prices experienced a decline from approximately USD 8,000 to USD 1,250 from 2012 to 2015 and will continue to do so in the following years positively impacting the market demand across the globe.
Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness high growth in the consumer electronics market due to a large number of household appliances and smartphone users. The growth is mainly driven by the presence of high population and growing disposable income in economies such as China, India Japan and South Korea. Owing to the expansion of mobile device industries in densely populated countries, the region is expected to dominate the overall market. In addition, the growing demand for headsets from offshoring centers in India and Philippines is forecast to augment the demand. Favorable government initiatives pertaining to the promotion of smart city and smart home technologies is placing a high demand for such products.
Major players in the consumer electronics industry comprise LG Electronics, Apple, Samsung Electronics, General Electric, Sony Corporation, Huawei, Xiaomi, Bose, AB Electrolux, Philips, Sonos, Canon, Haier, Nikon, Sennheiser and GoPro. The industry is currently witnessing rising competition owing to the presence of a number of regional as well as international players.―openPR