Samsung NX3000 Canon PowerShot G7 X Nikon Coolpix S6900 Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Canon PowerShot SX700 Sony CyberShot HX400V
Samsung NX3000 Canon PowerShot G7 X Nikon Coolpix S6900 Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Canon PowerShot SX700 Sony CyberShot HX400V
  News Headlines Apple Canon Casio Fujifilm HTC LG Nikon Nokia Olympus Panasonic Pentax Ricoh Rollei Samsung Sony  
Lets Go Digital
 
     
Powered by True
Counted by OneStat.com
Consumer electronic sales record in 2006
Ilse Jurriƫn : January 5th 2006 - 18:20 CET
Digital Camera Review Test Appareil Photo Numerique Prueba camara digital Digitale Camera Test Dijital Kamera Incelemeleri Digitalkamera Test Digitalkamera
CESCEA reports consumer electronic sales record in 2006 : Factory sales of consumer electronics will reach a new high of $135.4 billion in 2006, according to the Consumer Electronics Association's (CEA) annual industry forecast released today as the industry prepares to convene in Las Vegas for the CES 2006, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow. "The numbers say it all, the consumer electronics industry is hot," said Gary Shapiro, CEA's president and CEO. "Sales exceeded our expectations in 2005, totalling $125.9 billion and we're forecasting 8 percent growth in 2006." The complete report is available free to CEA member companies. Non-members may purchase the study for $149 at www.ebrain.org/pubs/pubs_cons.asp.
Consumer electronic sales record in 2006Consumer electronics - CES 2006
The 2006 projections, 2005 year-end figures and more are included in CEA's bi-annual U.S. Consumer Electronics Sales and Forecasts report, which is released every year at the International CES and updated mid-year. According to the report, 2005 year-end totals exceeded CEA's initial projection of $122 billion, increasing by 11 percent over 2004. CEA attributes much of the growth in 2005 to next-generation product lines and innovations to wireless devices, flat panel displays, MP3 devices and gaming consoles and software.

Consumer Electronics Association report
Gary Shapiro, CEA's president and CEO continues: "Consumer electronics sales are consistently growing, breaking records every year, because our industry is constantly changing to provide products that consumers love and can't live without. I cannot wait to see the thousands of new products unveiled this week at the International CES that will continue to grow this amazing industry."

Digital television - LCD TV and Plasma screen
CEA projects that sales of digital television (DTV) will continue to drive industry sales to new heights in 2006, forecasting total sales to surpass $23 billion and 18 million units. DTV sales in 2005 grew 60 percent to $17 billion. This growth is attributable to the growing popularity and competitive price declines of flat panel displays such as LCD and plasma. Combined, these displays accounted for 40 percent of all DTV sales. Analogue and digital LCD TVs combined for $3 billion and four million units. Plasma TVs sold nearly two million units for a total of $4 billion in dollar sales. High-definition television (HDTV) continues to claim 85 percent of the total DTV market.

Gaming console - Software and MP3
Launches of next-generation gaming consoles will continue throughout early 2006, pushing the gaming market to $14 billion. The gaming category experienced healthy growth in 2005 with total shipment revenues of $12 billion as the first releases of next-generation gaming consoles and compatible software titles hit dealer shelves. CEA also forecasts a continued strong market for MP3 players as devices with video playback capability grab the attention of consumers.

MP3 player - Audio and Video
"We are projecting an increase in sales of MP3 players to $4.5 billion in 2006, with 30 percent of all MP3 players sold having video playback capability," said CEA Director of Industry Analysis Sean Wargo. "MP3 technology helped boost the audio and accessories markets in 2005. With the introduction of video playback capability, MP3 player sales surged 200 percent in 2005 to $3 billion. Trends in 2006 should be no different."

Mobile phone - Wireless communication
CEA is predicting that total wireless handset sales will exceed $16 billion in factory-to-dealer sales this year. Wireless communications devices such as telephones drove the CE industry in 2005, largely in part to the introduction of phones that have multiple features and functions. Many phones in today's wireless market come equipped with digital cameras and camcorders, MP3 players, GPS navigation, live TV capability and even serve as portable modem connections. Some 104 million wireless handsets were sold in 2005 for a total of $13.5 billion.

About CEA
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the pre-eminent trade association promoting growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, promotion and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA represents more than 2,000 corporate members involved in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and integration of audio, video, mobile electronics, wireless and landline communications, information technology, home networking, multimedia and accessory products, as well as related services that are sold through consumer channels. Combined, CEA's members account for more than $125 billion in annual sales.

   CES 2006 Report
   CES 2006 registration
   CES Innovations 2006
   Next  Celebrities at CES 2006
   Previous  Memorex TravelLink USB card reader
   News by brand:CES
   News by category:Source of Information
   News by brand and category:CES Source of Information
   Canon EOS 700D - $520.00
   Nikon D7100 - $624.00
   Nikon D5300 - $
   Sony Alpha 6000 - $598.00
   Canon EOS 70D - $769.00
   Sony CyberShot DSC RX100 III - $699.00
   Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II - $599.00
   Samsung NX300 - $499.00
   Panasonic Lumix DMC LX7 - $299.00
   Nikon D3300 - $425.00


LetsGoDigital digital camera magazine
Latest CES announcements
Automotive Technologies at the 2015 CES Show
CES 2015 Show hosts 3D printing technology
Active tracking devices on display at CES Show
Designer Earware at the CES unveiled press event
Bluetooth Speakers at CES 2014
Driver Identification Technology at CES 2014
Velodyne Fitness Headphones
CES 2014 Sexy After Party in Las Vegas
CES 2014 Audio accessories
Touchless Gesturing on Android Smartphones
Smartphone accessories at CES 2014
Augmented reality software and solutions at CES 2014
Wi-Fi Music Streaming Technology at CES 2014
Hollywood Stars to attend 2014 CES
2014 International CES events
 
Twitter LetsGoDigital
Latest news headlines
Panasonic at CES 2015
Samsung Virtual Reality glasses
ViewSonic Full HD projector
Toshiba Canvio AeroCast Wireless HDD
Photography tips for the holidays season
Kodak at CES 2015
Samsung NX1 4K video demonstration
Nokia Lumia 635 Windows Phone
Belkin iPad keyboards
T-Mobile 4G LTE Family Plan
iPhone 6 Encrypted smartphone
Android app shrinks photo files
Sony RX100 III waterproof housing
Kyocera DuraForce rugged Android phone
Sonim XP7 rugged smartphone
   
CanonCasioFujifilmNikonOlympusHTCSamsungSonyPanasonicNokia
  Accessories Android Apps Camcorders Digital cameras Mobile phones Smartphones Software Tablets   CES CeBIT Gadgets IFA Photokina PMA