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Jakarta Post

More demands for Plasma/LCD TVs despite market's negative growth

  • Andrea Tejokusumo

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 13 2009   /  02:10 pm

Despite a 13.1 percent negative growth in units compared to last year's year-to-date sales results, the national consumer electronics (CE) market saw increasing sales in plasma TV, LCD TV, DVD player/recorder and camcorder product categories, a Q3 2009 consumer report from GfK said. The report indicated a 5.5 percent plummet in CE unit sales between January and September 2009 as compared to the same period last year. Nevertheless, sales for flat LCD and flat plasma TV categories have increased by 48.5 percent and 69.4 percent respectively, most probably in response to reduced retail prices of said products, which had dropped between 29 and 34 percent within the year. At the other end of the market spectrum, portable media players experienced the largest negative growth this year at minus 31.5 percent, followed by conventional (CRT) TVs at minus 12.1 percent (units). GfK attribu...