Consumer Electronics in the United Kingdom

July 2022
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Understand the latest market trends and future growth opportunities for the Consumer Electronics industry in United Kingdom with research from Euromonitor International's team of in-country analysts – experts by industry and geographic specialisation.

Key trends are clearly and succinctly summarised alongside the most current research data available. Understand and assess competitive threats and plan corporate strategy with our qualitative analysis, insight and confident growth projections.

Data and analysis in this report provides further detailed coverage dedicated to the following key categories, where applicable:

  • Computers and Peripherals
  • In-Car Entertainment
  • Home Audio and Cinema
  • Home Video
  • Imaging Devices
  • Mobile Phones
  • Portable Players
  • Wearable Electronics

If you're in the Consumer Electronics industry in United Kingdom, our research will help you to make informed, intelligent decisions; to recognise and profit from opportunity, or to offer resilience amidst market uncertainty.

The Consumer Electronics in United Kingdom report includes:

  • Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
  • Detailed segmentation of international and local products
  • Historic volume and value sizes, company and brand market shares
  • Five year forecasts of market trends and market growth
  • Robust and transparent research methodology, conducted in-country

This report answers:

  • What is the market size of Consumer Electronics in United Kingdom?
  • Which are the leading brands in United Kingdom?
  • How are products distributed in United Kingdom?
  • How is the rise of e-commerce changing the retail landscape?
  • How has COVID-19 and accordant macroeconomic and retail disruption impacted consumer demand?
  • How are considerations such as urban development and the rise in single-person households driving sales growth?
  • Where is technology taking the market? Which products are pioneering growth? Which face obsolescence?
  • Where is future growth expected to be most dynamic?

Consumer Electronics in the United Kingdom

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Consumer electronics in 2022: The big picture
2022 key trends
Competitive landscape
Retailing developments
What next for consumer electronics?

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 2 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 3 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 4 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 7 Distribution of Consumer Electronics by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 8 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 9 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 10 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 11 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

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Computers and Peripherals in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

2022 computers and peripherals experiences worst volume decline of review period
Portable computers least affected by category declines, driven by laptops
Despite volume declines, computers and peripherals enjoys notable new product development, boosting value growth

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Desktops set to be weakest performer over forecast period, followed by tablets and printers
Laptops and monitors to be strongest performers
E-commerce to retain relevance as strong distribution channel for computers and peripherals

CATEGORY DATA

Table 12 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 13 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 14 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 15 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 16 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume 2017-2022 Table 17 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP 2017-2022 Table 18 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 19 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP Growth 2017-2022 Table 20 NBO Company Shares of Computers and Peripherals: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 21 LBN Brand Shares of Computers and Peripherals: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 22 Distribution of Computers and Peripherals by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 23 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 24 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 25 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 26 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027 Table 27 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume 2022-2027 Table 28 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP 2022-2027 Table 29 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 30 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP Growth 2022-2027

In-Car Entertainment in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

Declining in-car entertainment is challenged on multiple fronts
In-car navigation posts highest volume decline, closely followed by in-dash media players
Established players retain dominance in a fading category

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Opportunities remain for in-car speakers over forecast period
In-car navigation players shifting priorities
E-commerce to retain dominance despite recovery of select store-based channels

CATEGORY DATA

Table 31 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 32 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 33 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 34 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 35 NBO Company Shares of In-Car Entertainment: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 36 LBN Brand Shares of In-Car Entertainment: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 37 Distribution of In-Car Entertainment by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 38 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 39 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 40 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 41 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Home Audio and Cinema in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

Slower declines for a mature category in 2022
Premiumisation driven by desire for smart, customisable and high-quality features
Gradual return of in-store shopping in 2022

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Home cinema and speaker systems to remain as only positive performer over forecast period
Design becomes increasingly important factor in consumers’ purchasing decisions
Vinyl players to boost audio separates

CATEGORY DATA

Table 42 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 43 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 44 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 45 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 46 NBO Company Shares of Home Audio and Cinema: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 47 LBN Brand Shares of Home Audio and Cinema: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 48 Distribution of Home Audio and Cinema by Channel: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 49 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 50 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 51 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 52 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Home Video in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

Further significant volume declines for televisions in 2022
Gaming features amongst the top sales drivers for televisions
Major players remain unchanged but LCD exposure leads to declines in share for some

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

LCD TVs to further decline, and be replaced by Mini-LED technology
Smart TVs to expand beyond voice control
Return of in-store retailing expected but forecast period remains uncertain

CATEGORY DATA

Table 53 Sales of Home Video by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 54 Sales of Home Video by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 55 Sales of Home Video by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 56 Sales of Home Video by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 57 Sales of LCD TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2017-2022 Table 58 NBO Company Shares of Home Video: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 59 LBN Brand Shares of Home Video: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 60 Distribution of Home Video by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 61 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 62 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 63 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 64 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027 Table 65 Forecast Sales of LCD TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2022-2027

Headphones in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

TWS earbuds drives growth in headphones with wireless headbands also contributing
ANC and key design trends in wireless headbands
Leading three players retain strong positions

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

TWS earbuds to push headphones into the future
Smart technology, connectivity and customisation to drive growth in both TWS earbuds and wireless headbands
E-commerce to remain largest distribution channel for headphones

CATEGORY DATA

Table 66 Sales of Headphones by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 67 Sales of Headphones by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 68 Sales of Headphones by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 69 Sales of Headphones by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 70 NBO Company Shares of Headphones: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 71 LBN Brand Shares of Headphones: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 72 Distribution of Headphones by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 73 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 74 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 75 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 76 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Imaging Devices in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

Further declines for imaging devices in 2022, but first year of positive value growth since 2015
Imaging devices faces number of challenges
Imaging devices remains highly consolidated in 2022

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Digital camcorders set to be stronger performer than digital cameras over forecast period
Greater specialisation to target remaining audience in imaging devices

CATEGORY DATA

Table 77 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 78 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 79 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 80 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 81 NBO Company Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 82 LBN Brand Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 83 Distribution of Imaging Devices by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 84 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 85 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 86 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 87 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Mobile Phones in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

Ongoing supply chain issues mean demand outstrips supply of smartphones
5G and foldables key trends in smartphones
Cost of living crisis to bolster growth of economy and mid-priced smartphones

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Smartphones set to experience positive performance over forecast period
Innovation in displays keeps volume growth high
Feature phones to record slower declines over forecast period

CATEGORY DATA

Table 88 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 89 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 90 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 91 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 92 Sales of Smartphones by Screen Size: % Retail Volume 2019-2022 Table 93 NBO Company Shares of Mobile Phones: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 94 LBN Brand Shares of Mobile Phones: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 95 Distribution of Mobile Phones by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 96 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 97 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 98 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 99 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027 Table 100 Forecast Sales of Smartphones by Screen Size: % Retail Volume 2022-2027

Portable Players in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

Wireless speakers to remain as only positive performer in 2022
Durability, design, customisation and portability key trending features in wireless speakers
Changes amongst top five wireless speaker players in 2022

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Wireless speakers and e-readers only survivors in category by end of forecast period
Smart and interoperable wireless speakers to become mainstream

CATEGORY DATA

Table 101 Sales of Portable Players by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 102 Sales of Portable Players by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 103 Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 104 Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 105 NBO Company Shares of Portable Players: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 106 LBN Brand Shares of Portable Players: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 107 Distribution of Portable Players by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 108 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 109 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 110 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 111 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027

Wearable Electronics in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2022 DEVELOPMENTS

Smart wearables succeeds despite cost of living crisis
Premiumisation improves longevity and accuracy of wearable electronics
Fierce competition within the rapidly emerging smart wearables

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Both activity watch (analogue) and activity watch (digital) to lose ground to smart wearables
Specialisation means personalisation for consumers of smart wearables
Aggressive and competitive nature of smart wearables to continue

CATEGORY DATA

Table 112 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Volume 2017-2022 Table 113 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Value 2017-2022 Table 114 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2017-2022 Table 115 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2017-2022 Table 116 NBO Company Shares of Wearable Electronics: % Volume 2018-2022 Table 117 LBN Brand Shares of Wearable Electronics: % Volume 2019-2022 Table 118 Distribution of Wearable Electronics by Channel: % Volume 2017-2022 Table 119 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Volume 2022-2027 Table 120 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Value 2022-2027 Table 121 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2022-2027 Table 122 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2022-2027
The following categories and subcategories are included:

Consumer Electronics

      • Desktops
        • Laptops
        • Tablets
      • Monitors
      • Printers
    • In-Car Navigation
    • In-Car Speakers
    • In-Dash Media Players
      • Audio Separates
      • Digital Media Player Docks
      • Hi-Fi Systems
      • Home Cinema and Speaker Systems
      • Speakers
      • Other Home Audio and Cinema
        • Analogue TVs
        • LCD TVs
        • OLED TVs
        • Plasma TVs
        • Other TVs
        • TV Combis
        • BD Players
        • DVD Players
        • Video Recorders
        • Mass Wireless Headbands
        • Premium Wireless Headbands
        • Mass Wireless Earphones
        • Premium Wireless Earphones
        • Mass TWS Earbuds
        • Premium TWS Earbuds
      • Digital Cameras
      • Digital Camcorders
      • Feature Phones
      • Smartphones
      • E-Readers
        • Portable Multimedia Players
        • Other Portable Media Players
      • Wireless Speakers
        • Activity Bands
        • Activity Watch (Analogue)
        • Activity Watch (Digital)
      • Smart Wearables

Consumer Electronics

Consumer Electronics refers to the sales of Computers and Peripherals, In-Home Consumer Electronics, In-Car Entertainment and Portable Consumer Electronics to the end consumer.

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