Executive Summary

Aug 2019
Consumer electronics grows in the face of a rapidly changing landscape

Driven by expansion in the portable consumer electronics category, the US consumer electronics industry recorded positive volume sales growth in 2019. Consumer preferences continued to shift towards smarter and more multifunctional products in 2019.

A stable year for unit sales

Limited volume sales growth for consumer electronics in the US masks many of the changes the industry has undergone since the start of the smartphone and portable computer era. The high level of internet connectivity across most of the US has enabled the rapid adoption of smart technologies and seamless streaming to in-home and portable devices.

Digital assistants are everywhere

Digital assistants and smart home technology continue to expand from smartphones and wireless speakers into more categories in consumer electronics and the home entertainment space. Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant are changing the way people interact with their devices.

Bricks-and-mortar retailers try new strategies to slow the rise of internet retailers

Internet retailing, led by Amazon, continues its steady climb among distribution channels in consumer electronics and appears set to do so for some time ahead. However, manufacturers and bricks-and-mortar stores are looking to combat this trend with a twofold strategy.

Flat forecast period growth due to market maturity and trade headwinds

Growth in the overall consumer electronics market in volume terms is expected to be mostly flat during the forecast period. There will be significant challenges in the future for the computers and peripherals and in-car entertainment categories.

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Consumer Electronics in the US

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Consumer electronics grows in the face of a rapidly changing landscape
A stable year for unit sales
Digital assistants are everywhere
Bricks-and-mortar retailers try new strategies to slow the rise of internet retailers
Flat forecast period growth due to market maturity and trade headwinds

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

Summary 1 Research Sources

Computers and Peripherals in the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Mixed outlook for computers in the US
Innovation focuses on notebooks
Business computing grows with strong jobs market

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Apple, HP and Dell lead computers
HP the clear leader in peripherals

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 the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Sound bars continue to perform strongly
Digital assistants bring voice control to home audio
Speakers go incognito and multiply

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Sony and Bose continue to lead home audio and cinema
Store-based retailing still dominates, but internet channel continues to grow

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 the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Positive outlook for televisions
8K makes its entrance
Smart assistants come to television

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Samsung leads technology in LCD TVs, but Vizio sells more units
Video players continues to struggle

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 the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Photography enthusiasts and professionals drive digital camera sales
Camcorder sales decline as other devices challenge their purpose
Compact system cameras well positioned for forecast period share growth

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Competition in the compact system camera space heats up
GoPro gets a new challenger

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 the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Outlook for in-car entertainment in the US
Aftermarket navigation continues to struggle
Tariffs hit the aftermarket

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Garmin still dominates in-car navigation
Kenwood and Pioneer lead in-dash media players

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 the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

As smartphone premiumisation continues, consumers look for ways to save money
5G mobile service and phones arrive
Feature phones on a seemingly unarrestable downward slide

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Google expands the availability of Pixel phones
US carrier market set to be shaken up by T-Mobile and Sprint merger

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 the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Smart speakers dominate wireless speakers
Smart displays set to dent sales of entry-level smart speakers
Limited capabilities dampen sales of e-readers and portable media players

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Sonos and Bose roll out second smart speaker assistant
Kobo e-readers gain visibility through Walmart partnership

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 the US

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Smart wearable capabilities continue to expand
Activity band and activity watch (digital) sales decline
Activity watch (analogue) sales grows, but adoption remains limited

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Apple Watch expands heart health tracking capabilities, and rivals soon follow
Fossil’s newest smart wearables introduce the brand’s most advanced features
LG attempts to combine smart tech with traditional looks

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