Consumer Electronics in the United Kingdom

September 2021
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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 2021: The big picture
2021 key trends
Competitive landscape
Retailing developments
What next for consumer electronics?

MARKET DATA

Table 1 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 2 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 3 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 4 Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Electronics: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 7 Distribution of Consumer Electronics by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 8 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 9 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 10 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 11 Forecast Sales of Consumer Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

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SOURCES

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Computers and Peripherals in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Despite a decline in 2021, sustained demand keeps sales higher than pre-pandemic levels
Supply chain problems and shortages of components still affecting the industry in 2021, resulting in rising costs
Apple remains the leading player and is on track to strengthen its desktop share with its new iMac

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Jump in printer sales in 2020 likely to be short-lived
Gaming laptops and monitors expected to enjoy a post-pandemic boost
Tablets are likely to struggle in competition with laptops and smartphones

CATEGORY DATA

Table 12 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 13 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 14 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 15 Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 16 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume 2016-2021 Table 17 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP 2016-2021 Table 18 Sales of Computers by Category: Busines Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 19 Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP Growth 2016-2021 Table 20 NBO Company Shares of Computers and Peripherals: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 21 LBN Brand Shares of Computers and Peripherals: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 22 Distribution of Computers and Peripherals by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 23 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 24 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 25 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 26 Forecast Sales of Computers and Peripherals by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026 Table 27 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Volume 2021-2026 Table 28 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP 2021-2026 Table 29 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Busines Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 30 Forecast Sales of Computers by Category: Business Value MSP Growth 2021-2026

In-Car Entertainment in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Lockdowns and work from home exacerbate decline for in-car entertainment
Smartphones and built-in car technology making in-car entertainment products obsolete
Dominance for trusted brands in a shrinking category

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

In-car entertainment expected to remain in decline as players continue shifting their attention elsewhere
Built-in car speakers have become an industry standard, limiting the need for in-car entertainment products
Leading in-car navigation players are expected to focus on compatibility of their navigation apps with other systems

CATEGORY DATA

Table 31 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 32 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 33 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 34 Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 35 NBO Company Shares of In-Car Entertainment: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 36 LBN Brand Shares of In-Car Entertainment: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 37 Distribution of In-Car Entertainment by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 38 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 39 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 40 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 41 Forecast Sales of In-Car Entertainment by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Home Audio and Cinema in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Speakers and home cinema and speaker systems see positive volume growth in 2021
Supply chains are still affected by the pandemic, but situation likely to improve later in 2021
E-commerce channel gains significant share in 2020 and will retain most of it in 2021

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Pre-pandemic decline for home audio and cinema likely to continue as wireless speakers hinder sales
Home cinema and speaker systems the only category seeing positive growth due to the popularity of soundbars
Players are increasingly reliant on their reputation, but eco-system strategy could provide another competitive advantage

CATEGORY DATA

Table 42 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 43 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 44 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 45 Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 46 NBO Company Shares of Home Audio and Cinema: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 47 LBN Brand Shares of Home Audio and Cinema: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 48 Distribution of Home Audio and Cinema by Channel: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 49 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 50 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 51 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 52 Forecast Sales of Home Audio and Cinema by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Home Video in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Pandemic helps drive TV sales, which continues to be seen well into 2021
Video-on-demand growth supports sales of smart TVs, which, along with opting for larger screen sizes, contributes to increasing unit prices
Samsung leads despite not having a presence in OLED TVs

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Televisions to decline after the spike in demand during the pandemic
OLED televisions getting cheaper, but success could depend on explaining the benefits of the technology to consumers
BD players and DVD players are set to disappear from the UK market after a long period of decline

CATEGORY DATA

Table 53 Sales of Home Video by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 54 Sales of Home Video by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 55 Sales of Home Video by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 56 Sales of Home Video by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 57 Sales of LCD TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2016-2021 Table 58 NBO Company Shares of Home Video: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 59 LBN Brand Shares of Home Video: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 60 Distribution of Home Video by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 61 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 62 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 63 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 64 Forecast Sales of Home Video by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026 Table 65 Forecast Sales of LCD TVs by Network Connectivity: % Retail Volume 2021-2026

Imaging Devices in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Digital camcorders outperforms digital cameras in 2021, but both are still in decline
Competition from smartphones continues to represent a major challenge in 2021
Increasing sales share in 2021 for players that have a strong offer in mirrorless cameras

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Digital camcorders to fare better than digital cameras in the forecast period, but both will be in decline
Photography enthusiasts offer an opportunity to slow the down decline in revenues even in a struggling category

CATEGORY DATA

Table 66 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 67 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 68 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 69 Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 70 NBO Company Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 71 LBN Brand Shares of Imaging Devices: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 72 Distribution of Imaging Devices by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 73 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 74 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 75 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 76 Forecast Sales of Imaging Devices by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Portable Players in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Wireless speakers reaching maturity, but still appreciated by house-bound consumers
E-readers appreciated more during lockdowns, but boost to their sales remains limited in 2021
Continued disappearance of portable media players from the market in 2021

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Wireless speakers maturing, but continued adoption expected to maintain a relatively high volume of sales
Wireless speakers’ premiumisation is likely to support the value performance
E-readers to continue declining due to a lack of innovation and long replacement cycles

CATEGORY DATA

Table 77 Sales of Portable Players by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 78 Sales of Portable Players by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 79 Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 80 Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 81 NBO Company Shares of Portable Players: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 82 LBN Brand Shares of Portable Players: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 83 Distribution of Portable Players by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 84 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 85 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 86 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 87 Forecast Sales of Portable Players by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Mobile Phones in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Recovery for mobile phones in 2021 could be slowed by chip shortages
New-generation phones and new market entrants provide stimulus in 2021
Samsung remains the undisputed leader in Android phones in the UK

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Recovery will be slow and gradual as consumers hold onto their phones for longer
5G-enabled phones are likely to support growth, despite some delays in building the infrastructure in the UK
Huawei’s precarious position creates an opportunity for new Chinese brand entrants

CATEGORY DATA

Table 88 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 89 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 90 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 91 Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 92 Sales of Smartphones by Screen Size: % Retail Volume 2018-2021 Table 93 NBO Company Shares of Mobile Phones: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 94 LBN Brand Shares of Mobile Phones: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 95 Distribution of Mobile Phones by Channel: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 96 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 97 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 98 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 99 Forecast Sales of Mobile Phones by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026 Table 100 Forecast Sales of Smartphones by Screen Size: % Retail Volume 2021-2026

Wearable Electronics in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Smart wearables driving growth in wearable electronics in 2021
Strong e-commerce distribution network proves to be crucial for brands
Smart wearables see regular launches as well as gaining traction among luxury brands

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Activity wearables to decline as UK consumers want advanced functions
In the aftermath of the pandemic, a fast pace of innovations in advanced health-tracking features is expected
Smart wearables growth likely to be supported by regular launches from big and smaller players alike

CATEGORY DATA

Table 101 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 102 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 103 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 104 Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 105 NBO Company Shares of Wearable Electronics: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 106 LBN Brand Shares of Wearable Electronics: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 107 Distribution of Wearable Electronics by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 108 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 109 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 110 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 111 Forecast Sales of Wearable Electronics by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026

Headphones in the United Kingdom

KEY DATA FINDINGS

2021 DEVELOPMENTS

Headphones continue to see strong demand in 2021
Value growth is sustained by premiumisation and interest in new models, but intensified competition is pushing down the average unit price in 2021
E-commerce remains the most important distribution channel for headphones in 2021

PROSPECTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

TWS earbuds to see the strongest growth, benefitting from continuous innovation
Increased competition will continue to push the prices down
Design-features and premium products are likely to remain popular among UK consumers

CATEGORY DATA

Table 112 Sales of Headphones by Category: Volume 2016-2021 Table 113 Sales of Headphones by Category: Value 2016-2021 Table 114 Sales of Headphones by Category: % Volume Growth 2016-2021 Table 115 Sales of Headphones by Category: % Value Growth 2016-2021 Table 116 NBO Company Shares of Headphones: % Volume 2017-2021 Table 117 LBN Brand Shares of Headphones: % Volume 2018-2021 Table 118 Distribution of Headphones by Channel: % Volume 2016-2021 Table 119 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: Volume 2021-2026 Table 120 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: Value 2021-2026 Table 121 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: % Volume Growth 2021-2026 Table 122 Forecast Sales of Headphones by Category: % Value Growth 2021-2026
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