Executive Summary

Aug 2019
Overall decline despite the strong performance of some categories

Consumer electronics continued to decline in retail volume terms in 2019. However, within this, individual categories saw very different performances.

The rise of smart assistants due to changing lifestyles

Smart assistants have started to be used by Italian consumers, although for the time being the main uses are related to the control of appliances, doors and windows, lighting and heating systems. Other uses include seeking information, asking for advice and playing music.

Samsung Electronics maintains its lead, although smaller players perform better

Samsung Electronics continued to lead consumer electronics with a stable retail volume share in 2019. The company has a wide presence across most categories within consumer electronics, and leads large categories including mobile phones and home video.

Internet retailing continues to take share from store-based retailers

In March 2018, DPS Group was declared bankrupt in Italy, leading to the closure of 43 Trony electronics and appliance specialist retailers. This was a major shock for Italian retailing and society as a whole, with this a sign of the struggles commonly being experienced by large retailers.

Decline for large mature categories cannot be offset by growth in smaller categories

Consumer electronics is expected to continue to see a retail volume decline in the forecast period, similar to that seen in the review period. As in 2019, this decline is despite the positive performances expected in some categories.

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Consumer Electronics in Italy

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Overall decline despite the strong performance of some categories
The rise of smart assistants due to changing lifestyles
Samsung Electronics maintains its lead, although smaller players perform better
Internet retailing continues to take share from store-based retailers
Decline for large mature categories cannot be offset by growth in smaller categories

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 2 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 3 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 4 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 7 Distribution of Consumer Electronics by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 8 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

SOURCES

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Computers and Peripherals in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Laptops sees the best performance, with gaming helping to maintain sales
Opportunities for unit price rises by offering better-quality, premium products
Players in tablets concentrate on specific consumer groups to limit decline

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

HP maintains its lead with support from business; deal for Fujitsu and Lenovo
Acer focuses on premium products, especially products for gaming
New product developments from the leaders to maintain growth

CATEGORY DATA

Table 12 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 13 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 14 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 15 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 16 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume 2014-2019
Table 17 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP 2014-2019
Table 18 Sales of Computers by Category: Busines Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 19 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP Growth 2014-2019
Table 20 Sales of Laptops by Form Factor 2018-2019
Table 21 Sales of Tablets by Operating System 2014-2019
Table 22 NBO Company Shares of Computers and Peripherals: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 23 LBN Brand Shares of Computers and Peripherals: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 24 Distribution of Computers and Peripherals by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 25 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 26 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 27 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 28 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024
Table 29 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume 2019-2024
Table 30 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP 2019-2024
Table 31 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Busines Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 32 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP Growth 2019-2024
Table 33 Forecast Sales of Laptops by Form Factor 2019-2024
Table 34 Forecast Sales of Tablets by Operating System 2019-2024

Home Audio and Cinema in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Virtual assistants increasingly used to listen to music, hampering growth
Move towards premium and niche products to combat decline
Launches of attractive designs and sophisticated technology set to address decline

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Sony maintains its lead and appeals with nostalgia
Samsung offers an integrated product ecosystem to attract consumers
Smart innovations and local production aim to maintain growth

CATEGORY DATA

Table 35 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 36 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 37 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 38 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 39 NBO Company Shares of Home Audio and Cinema: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 40 LBN Brand Shares of Home Audio and Cinema: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 41 Distribution of Home Audio and Cinema by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 42 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 43 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 44 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 45 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Home Video in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

OLED TVs grows strongly at the expense of LCD TVs
Slow rollout of high-speed broadband limits growth of smart TVs
Video players are disappearing due to competition from streaming services

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Samsung focuses on QLED rather than OLED, differentiating it from other players
LG dominates OLED TVs, but other players are following its lead
Sony joins forces with Netflix to offer better quality

CATEGORY DATA

Table 46 Sales of Home Video by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 47 Sales of Home Video by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 48 Sales of Home Video by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 49 Sales of Home Video by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 50 Sales of LCD TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2014-2019
Table 51 Sales of OLED TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2014-2019
Table 52 NBO Company Shares of Home Video: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 53 LBN Brand Shares of Home Video: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 54 Distribution of Home Video by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 55 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 56 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 57 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 58 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024
Table 59 Forecast Sales of LCD TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2019-2024
Table 60 Forecast Sales of OLED TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2019-2024

Imaging Devices in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Challenges to volume and value growth from smartphones
Instant cameras could endure due to nostalgia and the demand for physical pictures
Mirrorless technology offers the best growth potential

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Canon and Nikon maintain their lead with product innovation
Investment by Sony and divestment by Casio
New launches bring benefits but also consumer frustration

CATEGORY DATA

Table 61 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 62 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 63 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 64 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 65 Sales of Digital Cameras by Type: % Retail Volume 2014-2019
Table 66 NBO Company Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 67 LBN Brand Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 68 Distribution of Imaging Devices by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 69 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 70 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 71 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 72 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024
Table 73 Forecast Sales of Digital Cameras by Type: % Retail Volume 2019-2024

In-Car Entertainment in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Despite specific premium launches, in-car navigation continues to decline
Long-term rental and car sharing hamper demand, but could offer opportunities
ADAS set to affect in-car entertainment

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Pioneer Electronics and TomTom International extend their shares with launches
Safety improvements use the in-dash media player
In-car navigation devices for motorbikes and camper vans to maintain sales

CATEGORY DATA

Table 74 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 75 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 76 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 77 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 78 NBO Company Shares of In-Car Entertainment: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 79 LBN Brand Shares of In-Car Entertainment: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 80 Distribution of In-Car Entertainment by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 81 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 82 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 83 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 84 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Mobile Phones in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

The camera remains the main differentiator in smartphones
Buying mobile phones online and making payments using mobile phones
The testing phase for 5G in major Italian cities

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Samsung maintains its lead in mobile phones, but is challenged strongly by Huawei
New brands and products enter mobile phones, increasing the competition
Apple addresses the slowdown in sales with a change in its approach

CATEGORY DATA

Table 85 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 86 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 87 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 88 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 89 Sales of Smartphones by Screen Size: % Retail Volume 2018-2019
Table 90 NBO Company Shares of Mobile Phones: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 91 LBN Brand Shares of Mobile Phones: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 92 Distribution of Mobile Phones by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 93 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 94 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 95 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 96 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024
Table 97 Forecast Sales of Smartphones by Screen Size: % Retail Volume 2019-2024

Portable Players in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Strong potential for smart speakers, although privacy concerns remain
Launches of smart speakers boost sales of wireless speakers
Teachers and the education system are interesting targets for e-readers

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Samsung maintains its lead in portable players due to strength in wireless speakers
Amazon widens its presence in Italy with more warehousing and distribution centres
Prices rise as consumers move to high-end products

CATEGORY DATA

Table 98 Sales of Portable Players by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 99 Sales of Portable Players by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 100 Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 101 Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 102 NBO Company Shares of Portable Players: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 103 LBN Brand Shares of Portable Players: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 104 Distribution of Portable Players by Channel: % Volume 2014-2019
Table 105 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 106 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 107 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 108 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Wearable Electronics in Italy

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Competition within wearable electronics
Premium, classic and sporting looks expected to be popular
Sharing fitness efforts on social media makes exercise a social experience

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Fitbit maintains its lead, Apple increases its share and watch players see opportunities
Garmin launches Garmin Pay, and Verso points the way for the future
Some companies struggle, but Suunto fights on

CATEGORY DATA

Table 109 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 110 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 111 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 112 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 113 NBO Company Shares of Wearable Electronics: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 114 LBN Brand Shares of Wearable Electronics: % Volume 2016-2019
Table 115 Distribution of Wearable Electronics by Channel: % Volume 2015-2019
Table 116 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 117 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 118 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 119 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024