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Market research for the personal accessories industry

Euromonitor has the world’s most comprehensive research on the personal accessories industry. We monitor and analyse industry trends in personal accessories globally, including in-depth data on market share and market size – from the “big picture” down to specific category levels. Categories in personal accessories include:

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Watches in Italy

Sales of watches were only mildly negatively affected by the current economic crisis affecting Italy, showing a mild increase over 0% in 2014. 2014 saw consumer spending confidence slightly improving compared to 2013, and watches performed better ...

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Writing Instruments in Italy

In Italy, sales of writing instruments kept being negatively impacted by the negative economic conjuncture in 2014. Although consumer spending confidence was slightly higher than in 2013, consumers still spend on non-essential goods with caution, ...

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Bags and Luggage in Italy

The Italian market of bags and luggage kept showing signs of crisis in 2014, with sales decreasing by 3% in both volume and current value terms. While exports remained the main focus of Italian leather manufacturers producing bags and luggage, the ...

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Jewellery in Italy

Jewellery sales continued to be affected by the economic crisis in Italy and by consumer’s low confidence and cautious approach to non-essential spending. Unemployment rates kept soaring in Italy and consumers’ disposable income remained low, ...

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Personal Accessories in Italy

The current economic crisis continued to negatively impact personal accessories sales in 2014, although to a lesser degree if compared to the previous years. High levels of unemployment combined with a general reduction in disposable incomes created ...

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Jewellery in Hong Kong, China

2013 was a year of gold jewellery. Drastic drop in gold prices in April and June boosted demand for gold jewellery, which is an important accessory in traditional Chinese wedding culture. Many Chinese mainlanders flocked to the city for gold ...

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Personal Accessories in Hong Kong, China

In 2014, with mainland Chinese government cracking down on corruption, sales of personal accessories were hampered due to lower demand from wealthy mainland Chinese authorities. Persisted social disputes between Hong Kongers and mainland tourists ...

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Watches in Hong Kong, China

In line with the latest Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry statistics, overall sales of Swiss watches in Hong Kong declined by 7% during the first three quarters of 2013. Watches' total value sales in 2014 HKD18.1 billion, with a continual ...

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Writing Instruments in Hong Kong, China

Writing instruments are in a mature stage in Hong Kong due to the booming usage of digital gadgets in daily life, as well as in offices and institutions. Hong Kong has the largest penetration rate of smartphones in the world and with advanced ...

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Bags and Luggage in Hong Kong, China

Affordable luxury brands of bags and luggage appeal to the growing middle class in Hong Kong and mainland China, meaning that consumers are seeking luxury items but value their money at same time. Niche and customised collections of luxury brands are...

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Bags and Luggage in Brazil

Overall mid-priced and affordable luxury brands are performing well in Brazil despite some of them just having arrived on the Brazilian market. For instance, Michael Kors opened its first three stores in Brazil in 2013 and it is still pretty early ...

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Jewellery in Brazil

Costume jewellery has increased participation within jewellery category in Brazil because it is considered as modern and fashionable as well as generally more affordable. In addition, the 2014 FIFA World Cup event held in Brazil had a good impact on ...

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Personal Accessories in Brazil

2014 was a difficult year for superfluous products in Brazil, which are included personal accessories. Some negative macro-economic trends such as high inflation, consumers becoming more indebted and lower GPD growth have impacted sales of such ...

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Watches in Brazil

After acquiring Dumont Saab, Technos da Amazônia enjoyed strong value share growth in 2014, increasing its portfolio with international brands outstanding Fossil, Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Armani Exchange, Diesel and Marc Jacobs. Also, part of ...

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Writing Instruments in Brazil

Pens and pencils were the most important products within writing instruments in 2014 with a combined share of 54% of current value sales, up from 48% in 2009 to reach sales of R$1.7 billion. Such products are very consumed mainly by students at ...

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Watches in China

The strengthened state censorship in 2013 of controlling gifts to authorities took the anti-corruption crackdown to a higher level and resulted in a severe decline in sales of high mechanical and analogue watches in China. As a result, consumers ...

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Writing Instruments in China

Sales of writing instruments remained steady in 2014 as consumers posted consistent demand. However, lack of innovation and core technology continue to have an impact on the effective distribution and marketing of domestic products, even though the ...

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Bags and Luggage in China

Retail value growth of bags and luggage decelerated slightly in 2014 compared to the previous year, mainly due to the continuous economic slowdown. Consumers became more conservative and price-sensitive in allocating their spending, especially when ...

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Jewellery in China

Jewellery in China continued to record vigorous retail value growth in 2014, up 18%. This was mainly attributed to the rising disposable incomes, the growing middle-class population and continuous urbanisation, especially in lower-tier cities where ...

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Personal Accessories in China

The personal accessories market in China is led by companies in gold jewellery, such as Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd, Shanghai Lao Feng Xiang Co Ltd, Shanghai Lao Miao Gold Co Ltd and Chow Tai Seng Jewellery Co Ltd, due to Chinese consumer ...

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Writing Instruments in France

Sales of writing instruments continued to be inhibited by the unfavourable economic context. Low purchasing power led consumers to reduce their expenditure and to purchase products which are less expensive. Despite this, they still preferred branded ...

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Bags and Luggage in France

Low purchasing power remained a significant barrier to better performances of bags and luggage in 2014. However, sales were supported by demand from wealthy tourists who visited the capital and purchased luxury and high added-value products. New ...

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Jewellery in France

Jewellery still posted negative growth in volume and in value terms in 2014. These types of personal accessories are mainly purchased on special occasions, such as weddings, birthdays and so on. With the fragile economic climate and additional taxes,...

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Personal Accessories in France

Value sales of personal accessories are set on a downward trend in 2014, due to a general decline in demand. Many categories were affected by low purchasing power that pushed French consumers to shift towards less discretionary spending. Although ...

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Watches in France

In line with what happened in 2013, French consumers reduced purchases of watches in 2014 and when they bought them, they preferred more expensive products because of their higher quality. Watches are increasingly seen as a pleasure- and ...

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Writing Instruments in Germany

Even though the vast majority of German consumers continue to use pens and other writing instruments in their everyday lives, the negative impact of progressing digitalisation and the rise of paperless communication on demand for writing instruments ...

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Bags and Luggage in Germany

Towards the end of the review period, the German economy performed very well, boosting average disposable income levels and promoting expenditure on travel and tourism and retailing. All of these trends were favourable for sales of bags and luggage ...

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Jewellery in Germany

Jewellery in Germany is expected to increase by 2% in volume and current value in 2014, with sales in the category benefitting from the strong state of the German economy and rising levels of consumer expenditure on luxury goods. A major shift ...

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Personal Accessories in Germany

While the years following the passing of the economic recession in Germany were defined by high value purchases and strong demand for high-quality products and luxury goods, consumer purchasing patterns were already returning to more stable levels ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 95 | Add to cart | View details

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Watches in Germany

Even though value sales of watches in Germany are expected to have registered further declines volume and value sales over the course of 2014, overall volume sales of watches remain at a fairly high level in the country. Opposing trends such as the ...

Dec 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 27 | Add to cart | View details

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Appreciating Women’s Fashion in Singapore

Singapore has emerged as a leading fashion hub in Asia Pacific, with a highly evolved competitive landscape. Brands are expected to cater to local citizens as well as sizeable populations of foreign residents and tourists. This report analyses the ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Writing Instruments in India

Manufacturers are always finding new ways to enhance their value sales. The new strategy used by most manufacturers involved some innovative consumer packaging strategies. Many manufacturers launched pens in sets of three and five in order to drive ...

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Bags and Luggage in India

Branded bags and luggage are gaining popularity around the world but especially in India. The key growth drivers are the increasing numbers of women in the workforce, their rising disposable incomes, increasing fashion consciousness and aspiration ...

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Jewellery in India

Jewellery is a commodity that is never out of fashion and is attractive for its appearance and elaborate designs. Jewellery has always been valued and desired, whether for investment purposes or for any special occasions. The demand for real ...

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Personal Accessories in India

The premiumisation trend was seen across most categories in personal accessories in 2014. Indian consumers are becoming brand conscious, have high aspirations, are attracted by Western lifestyles and are well aware of international brands. Bentley ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 61 | Add to cart | View details

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Watches in India

People are becoming bolder and more adventurous in terms of the style of watches and colours they choose. In recent years, Indian consumers have become far more assertive about the brands and type of watches they want although they remain more ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

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Jewellery in Australia

Branded jewellery is growing in popularity in Australia driven by consumer demands and reflected by the successes of branded jewellery companies such as Pandora and Tiffany & Co. Branded jewellers have the power to influence purchasing decisions and ...

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Personal Accessories in Australia

Despite subdued consumer confidence in Australia in 2014, personal accessories recorded current value growth at a marginally higher rate in 2014 compared to 2013, underpinned by the demand for higher-quality goods. Value growth outweighed volume ...

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Watches in Australia

Growth in watches in Australia in 2014 was fuelled by watches in the higher priced segments (mid-high mechanical and mid-high quartz) indicating that consumers have developed an appreciation for higher quality watches. Watches is highly brand-driven,...

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Writing Instruments in Australia

The increasing usage of electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets had a negative impact on writing instruments in 2014, as consumers opt for writing using their electronic tools rather than writing instruments. The relevance of pens and ...

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Bags and Luggage in Australia

The rise of digital technology has given rise to the demand for bags with increased functionality as consumers look to store their extra items such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers and USB sticks. Bag companies and manufacturers have catered to ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 29 | Add to cart | View details

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Jewellery in Canada

During the first half of 2014, Jewellery in Canada was positively influenced by the dip in the gold base metal price at global level as well as the softening of lingering post-recessionary spending constraints among consumers. With these underlying ...

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Personal Accessories in Canada

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Watches in Canada

Watches continue to evolve into fashion accessories and fashion statements as much as they are used as timepieces. The growing use of watches as an individual expression of style, the expansion of the range of designs available in both modern and ...

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Writing Instruments in Canada

Current value sales of writing instruments are set to increase by 1% in 2014, a rate of growth which is set to be commensurate with the 1% current value CAGR recorded in the category over the entire review period and the 1% current value growth ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Bags and Luggage in Canada

The number of outbound departures and domestic leisure tourism trips taken by Canadian people recorded stagnant growth for several years earlier in the review period due to the effects of severe economic pressures. However, the numbers of Canadians ...

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Jewellery in the US

Mid-tier brands were the biggest winners of 2013 with Kay Jewelers (NBO Sterling Jewelers Inc), Pandora and Blue Nile all recording double-digit growth; Pandora had a particularly strong year as the Danish company registered 20% growth to break the ...

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Personal Accessories in the US

Value growth in personal accessories for 2014 is expected to be less aggressive than it has been in recent years. This pattern of declining value growth began in 2011, and is largely a consequence of market normalisation following the recession in ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 67 | Add to cart | View details

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Watches in the US

Smartwatches were first introduced into the US market in the early 2000s, but the technology of the era only provided for products that consumers deemed too expensive with poor usability. However, in 2013, major manufacturers felt that technological ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Writing Instruments in the US

In 2002, internet retailing constituted less than 1% of the distribution share for writing instruments; in 2013, internet retailing overtook hypermarkets to become the second largest distribution channel and is expected to grow further in 2014 to ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details
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