The durable goods market of Romania went up 4.3 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period of the previous year, reaching EUR 699 M, shows the GfK Temax Romania survey remitted yesterday. This market increased 4.7 percent in the second quarter of 2013 compared with the same quarter of 2012. ‘The largest sector of the second quarter of 2013 was the telecommunications sector, with a total value of EUR 99 M, being, at the same time, the sector that generated the highest value growth of 17 percent compared with the second quarter of 2012. Another notable increase was that registered by the large home appliances sector, of almost 5 percent in value compared with the second quarter of 2012, the previous quarter this sector recorded growth having been in 2011. The photo market, which registered a 25.5 decline, together with the printers and multifunction devices market (-8.8 percent) and the electronics market (-5.2 percent) were the only sectors with negative results,’ the document shows.
The small home appliances market reached the value of EUR 24 M in the second quarter of 2013, a value 8.7 percent higher compared with the second quarter of 2012. In the second quarter of 2013, the large home appliances market recorded an almost 5 percent growth compared with the second quarter of 2012, reaching EUR 73 M.
Moreover, comparing the first semester of 2013 with the similar period of 2012 the large home appliances sales increased 1.7 percent, the GfK survey shows.
IT market, 2.7 pc growth
The GFK study also reveals that the domestic IT market recorded a slight growth in the second quarter of the year, of 2.7 percent, compared with the same interval last year, up to EUR 88 M.
‘The media tablets managed, through a diverse offer, to gain ground in the IT sector, with a wide range of products of this type already existing on the market, capable of satisfying all types of consumers. While this type of products doubled in value, the volume increased three times. Portable computers saw a slight decrease in Q2 2013 against the same period last year. Except for the keyboards (continuing to record growth) and mouses (stagnating), the other categories of products in the IT sector – desktop PCs, monitors and web cameras suffered significant two-digit drops’, informed the abovementioned research study. According to the market research study, the overall electronics market saw a decline of 5 percent in terms of value in Q2 2013 compared with the same period of the previous year, reaching up to EUR 52 M