BMI View: We have further downgraded our forecast for the South African consumer electronics market in
2016 in our Q316 report update to reflect our Country Risk team's outlook for a sharp depreciation of the
rand this year. This will further squeeze demand for higher ..."
BMI View: We have made further negative revisions to our forecast over the next five-year period for the
South African consumer electronics market in our Q2 2016 report update to account for the stronger-thananticipated
rand depreciation against the US dollar. Consume ..."
BMI View: Consumer electronics device spending growth in South Africa has been negatively impacted by
economic weakness 2013-2015, with the squeeze on spending from rand depreciation against the US dollar
most significant in the PC and AV segments. Rand depreciation e ..."
BMI View: BMI's outlook for consumer electronics device spending growth in South Africa reflects a
weakening economic outlook, including rand depreciation against the US dollar. The erosion of South
African household purchasing power in global markets will to some ext ..."
BMI View: In the Q2 2015 update we undertook a major revision of the historical data for South Africa's
consumer electronics market, scaling down our estimate for PC market value, as well as extending the
forecast period to 2019. Even with the revision, our outlook fo ..."
BMI View: Slower forecasted growth will have a greater effect on the growth of the computer segment of
the Consumer Electronics industry in South Africa. To some extent this will be offset by an increasing
interest in tablets as mobile operators encourage greater data usage thr ..."
BMI View: Macroeconomic headwinds remains a major concern for consumer electronics vendors, as real
private consumption growth in South Africa is set to slow to 1.8% in 2014, from 2.6% in 2013, according
to BMI data. We expect the weaker economic outlook will mean mor ..."
BMI View: There is further moderation to our growth outlook for South Africa's consumer electronics
market this quarter on the back of continued macroeconomic headwinds. The rand's continued depreciation
is expected to have a significant impact on consumer spending, e ..."
BMI View: South Africa's consumer electronics market was buffeted by Macroeconomic headwinds in
2013, such as the weakening of the local currency, and a general decline in demand for PCs. However, we
expect the market to rebound in 2014 on the back of greater stabilit ..."
BMI View: We retain our positive outlook for the South African consumer electronics market in 2013, but
caution that the gloomy economic outlook as reflected by low business confidence, weaker than expected
private consumption and rapid currency depreciation pose sign ..."