Venezuela Consumer Electronics Report Q4 2014: New research report available at Fast Market Research

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Sep 18 2014

The push by the government to implement the 'fair price' law in H114, which restricts vendor margins to 30%, has worsened an already weak short - term outlook for the Venezuelan consumer electronics market . The law adds to a hostile business environment and exacerbate s existing challenges for vendors including currency weakness, and economic, political and security risks that are weighing on purchasing power and consumer confidence. As the economy is stabilised in the latter years of our forecast period we believe there is considerable potential in the Venezuelan market , with vendors having opportunities as a result of low device penetration in key categories such as smartphones, tablets and flat-screen TVs , as well as pent up demand from a period of economic instability .

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Headline Expenditure Projections

* Computer Hardware Sales: USD890mn in 2013 to USD1.1bn in 2014. Forecast downgraded last quarter in the wake of the devaluation of the bolivar and domestic economic and security risks, exacerbating a decline in desktop and notebook sales.
* AV Sales: USD946mn in 2013 to USD854mn in 2014, -9.7% in US dollar terms. Demand for flat-panel TV sets hit by currency weakness, and we expect the market will continue to contract beyond 2014.
* Handset Sales: USD1.0bn in 2013 to USD1.1bn in 2014, +3.6% in US dollar terms. The relative strength of local handset manufacturing and operator subsidies will help to absorb some of the impact of devaluation, resulting in stronger performance compared with the other consumer electronics segments.

Key Trends & Developments

As inflation and currency depreciation combine with the introduction of a fair-price law to hurt the competitiveness of foreign brands, local production has become a more important feature of the consumer electronics market. In the handset market this development has seen three vendors strengthened versus their rivals. Samsung Electronics was the first signatory to the fair...

The Venezuela Consumer Electronics Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering both the manufacture and sale of consumer electronics products, critically analysing - and forecasting - the market dynamics affecting each sub-sector, including audio-visual, computers, mobile handsets, gaming and automotives electronics. Furthermore, the report analyses the domestic and global economic trends driving device demand and provides company rankings and competitive landscapes covering leading multinational and national consumer electronics companies and analysis of latest industry news and trends in Venezuela.

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