Consumer Electronics Shipments to hit 3 billion Units by 2010: Study

Strong consumer electronics (CE) sales are expected to continue for several years, with total shipments increasing from 2.1 billion units in 2006 to 3 billion units in 2010, according to In-Stat, the high-tech market research firm. 

“The combination of new, popular devices and consistently lower prices leads to increased consumer purchases,” says Brian O’Rourke, In-Stat analyst. “Currently driving the market are devices such as digital televisions, DVD recorders, cellular phones and portable digital audio players (MP3).”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • In the next few years, blue laser players and recorders are expected to have a significant impact on the market. 
  • Europe, Asia/Pacific and Rest of World regions will lead in annual growth rates through 2010.
  • The portable digital audio player will show significant worldwide growth of 41.8% annually, with the growth spread throughout all regions.

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