Executive Summary

Jul 2019
PROSPECTS
Sunglasses develop as a daily, fashionable item

Sunglasses develop in diverse forms and, in 2018 and 2019, tinted sunglasses were popular as a daily fashion items. Sunglasses with 50% and above tint are a commonly used type of lens that is barely transparent and normally used for outdoor protection.

Domestic retailing of sunglasses heavily affected by duty free

The major retail channels for sunglasses are department stores and optical stores. However, as the travel industry grows, the duty-free channel is affecting sunglasses sold in the domestic market.

Increasing leisure time opens up more opportunities for sunglasses

The South Korean government has reduced employees’ permitted number of weekly working hours. As consumers are thus enjoying more leisure time, it is likely that spending time on sporting and outdoor activities will increase.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
iicombined Co Ltd leads sunglasses in 2018

Although global manufacturers such as Luxottica might offer a wider range of brands, iicombined Co Ltd managed to maintain its lead in sunglasses in 2018. The company’s brand, Gentle Monster, has become a global giant brand in sunglasses.

International brands facing risks in the local market

Global sunglasses manufacturers like Luxottica and Vision Service Plan Global rank in the top three manufacturers in South Korea. However, there is a parallel import issue.

Share of “others” offers growth potential

International brand owners with disappointing revenue figures are withdrawing from South Korea. Local distributors are enjoying the benefits of this by acquiring the distribution rights from the subsidiaries of global companies that are leaving the country.

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Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Sunglasses industry in South Korea with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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Sunglasses in South Korea - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Sunglasses develop as a daily, fashionable item
Domestic retailing of sunglasses heavily affected by duty free
Increasing leisure time opens up more opportunities for sunglasses

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

iicombined Co Ltd leads sunglasses in 2018
International brands facing risks in the local market
Share of “others” offers growth potential

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Sunglasses: Volume 2014-2019
Table 2 Sales of Sunglasses: Value 2014-2019
Table 3 Sales of Sunglasses: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 4 Sales of Sunglasses: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 5 NBO Company Shares of Sunglasses: % Value 2014-2018
Table 6 LBN Brand Shares of Sunglasses: % Value 2015-2018
Table 7 Distribution of Sunglasses by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 8 Forecast Sales of Sunglasses: Volume 2019-2024
Table 9 Forecast Sales of Sunglasses: Value 2019-2024
Table 10 Forecast Sales of Sunglasses: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 11 Forecast Sales of Sunglasses: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Eyewear in South Korea - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Eyewear posts moderate growth despite mature market environment
Spectacles ensures that the overall eyewear market continues to record positive growth
Chemiglas Corp continues to lead relatively concentrated eyewear in 2018
Eyewear distribution remains the same but has potential to change
Eyewear expected to show steady growth over the forecast period

MARKET DATA

Table 12 Sales of Eyewear by Category: Volume 2014-2019
Table 13 Sales of Eyewear by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 14 Sales of Eyewear by Category: % Volume Growth 2014-2019
Table 15 Sales of Eyewear by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 16 NBO Company Shares of Eyewear: % Value 2014-2018
Table 17 LBN Brand Shares of Eyewear: % Value 2015-2018
Table 18 Distribution of Eyewear by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 19 Forecast Sales of Eyewear by Category: Volume 2019-2024
Table 20 Forecast Sales of Eyewear by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 21 Forecast Sales of Eyewear by Category: % Volume Growth 2019-2024
Table 22 Forecast Sales of Eyewear by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

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