South Africa Consumer Electronics Report Q1 2013

Publisher Name :
Date:12-Dec-2012
No. of pages: 58

BMI projects that the South African consumer electronics market will continue to offer opportunities in
2013, with estimated growth of 11.4%. The latest data on retail sales and credit extended to private
households suggest that the consumer remains in decent shape in spite of indebtedness: retail sales grew
by 8.3% year-on-year (y-o-y) in June, and credit rose by 7.7% y-o-y in the same month. Combined with
relatively low inflation and low interest rates, customers are spending on bigger ticket items such as PCs
and notebooks, thereby boosting the market. While we acknowledge various vulnerabilities such as high
personal debt levels, adverse weakness in the housing market and subdued levels of private sector credit
extension, in our view a number of factors bode well for consumer spending. The relative buoyancy of the
retail sector was evident in 2012 as retailers reported strong sales of large-screen TV sets, with models in
the ZAR9,000 range proving popular. Overall we hold to our wider view that the consumer electronics
market will continue to enjoy a revival in 2013.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer hardware sales: US$5.4bn in 2012 to US$6.1bn in 2013, +12% in US dollar terms. Forecast
in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst adjustment but migrations to Windows 8 should
provide a boost in 2013.
AV sales: US$1.4bn in 2012 to US$1.6bn in 2013, +9% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms
unchanged, with flat-screen TV sets expected to provide the most dynamic development.
Handset sales: US$2.1bn in 2012 to US$2.3bn in 2013, +13% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar
terms unchanged, with smartphones the main revenue growth driver.
Risk/Reward Rating
South Africa’s score was 54 out of 100, unchanged from the previous quarter, earning it 6th place in our
MEA CE RRR table. We expect rising penetration of consumer electronics devices such as smartphones
and flat-screen TV sets.
Key Trends & Developments
? The South African Department of Education has announced a target to roll out laptops to all
schoolchildren in the country by 2014. The government is looking at various ways to
achieve this, including the use of portable mobile computer labs for schools where there is
no infrastructure. Following a strong recovery in PC shipments in 2011, the market should
remain on an upwards trajectory.
? South Africa continues to lag not only in terms of its own previous targets for digital
migration, but also other countries in Africa have surpassed it in the switchover from
analogue to digital broadcasting. The October 2012 date for the switch-on seemed was
missed. With only two years left until South Africa’s deadline for digital broadcasting
migration, this should be a driver for sales. Vendors will focus on high-growth, new product
categories such as internet-enabled TV sets and 3D TV.
? Increasing smartphone adoption is a key element of South African mobile operator strategy,
and BMI expects sales of around 12.4mn units by 2016. Various applications and content
will drive demand for higher-tier handsets. Around 4mn of South Africa’s 10.5mn data
users are understood to be using fully featured smartphones, according to operator estimates.

South Africa Consumer Electronics Report Q1 2013

Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................................ 5
SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................... 7
South Africa Consumer Electronics Market SWOT ............................................................................................................................................... 7
South Africa Political SWOT ................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
South Africa Economic SWOT .............................................................................................................................................................................. 8
South Africa Business Environment SWOT ........................................................................................................................................................... 9
Middle East and Africa Risk/Reward Ratings ............................................................................................. 10
Table: Middle East And Africa Risk/Reward Ratings.......................................................................................................................................... 12
Consumer Electronics Market ...................................................................................................................... 13
Computers ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Table: Consumer Electronics Overview, 2010-2017 ........................................................................................................................................... 13
AV ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Table: AV: Demand, 2010-2017 ......................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Mobile Handsets ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 21
Table: Mobile Handsets: Demand, 2010-2017 ................................................................................................................................................... 21
Consumer Electronics Industry ................................................................................................................... 26
Computers ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
AV ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Table: South African Distributors For Leading Brands ...................................................................................................................................... 33
Industry Forecast Scenario .......................................................................................................................... 34
Consumer Electronics Market ............................................................................................................................................................................. 34
Table: Consumer Electronics Overview .............................................................................................................................................................. 34
Government Authorities ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Industry Developments ................................................................................................................................ 37
Macroeconomic Forecast ............................................................................................................................. 39
Table: South Africa - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 ......................................................................................................................................... 41
Competitive Landscape ............................................................................................................................... 42
Computers ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Handsets ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 44
AV ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 47
Company Profiles ......................................................................................................................................... 49
Amap ................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 49
Sahara Computers .............................................................................................................................................................................................. 51
Demographic Outlook .................................................................................................................................. 52
Table: South Africa's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)..................................................................................................................... 53
Table: South Africa's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) ............................................................................................................ 54
Table: South Africa's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 ................................................................................................................................... 55
Table: South Africa's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 .......................................................................................................................... 55
BMI Methodology .......................................................................................................................................... 56
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts ......................................................................................................................................................... 56
Electronics Industry ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 56
Sources ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57BMI Industry View ........................................................................................................................................... 5
SWOTS Analysis ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Sri Lanka Wireline (Fixed-Line And Broadband) SWOT ...................................................................................................................................... 6
Sri Lanka Mobile SWOT ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 7
Sri Lanka Political SWOT ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Sri Lanka Economic SWOT................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Sri Lanka Business Environment SWOT ............................................................................................................................................................. 10
Risk/Reward Ratings ..................................................................................................................................... 11
Asia Pacific Q113 .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Table: Asia Pacific Telecoms Risk/Reward Ratings Q113 .................................................................................................................................. 16
Sri Lanka ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 16
Industry Forecasts ........................................................................................................................................ 18
Mobile ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 18
Table: Sri Lanka Telecoms Sector - Mobile - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 ................................................................................. 18
ARPU ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Table: BMI Telecoms - Blended Mobile ARPU - Historical Data And Forecasts (LKR), 2010-2017 ................................................................. 20
Fixed Line ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 22
Table: Sri Lanka Telecoms Sector - Fixed Line - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 ........................................................................... 22
Internet .................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 24
Table: Sri Lanka Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data And Forecasts, 2010-2017 ................................................................................ 24
Market Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 26
Mobile ................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 26
Regional Perspective .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Sri Lanka Mobile Market Regional Comparison ................................................................................................................................................... 26
Mobile Penetration (%) ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 26
Sri Lanka Mobile Market Regional Comparisons, 2011 ..................................................................................................................................... 27
Key Developments.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Mobile Growth ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 28
Market Shares ..................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Title: Sri Lanka Mobile Market Net Additions (‘000), 2009-2012 ....................................................................................................................... 29
Usage (ARPU & MOU) ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 31
Mobile Content/Value-Added Services ..................................................................................................................................................................... 32
Value-Added Services Timeline........................................................................................................................................................................... 35
Table: Selected VAS Services .............................................................................................................................................................................. 35
Mobile Operator Data ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
Sri Lanka Mobile Market Overview .................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Table: Dialog Axiata .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 36
Table: Mobitel .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37
Table: Etisalat Lanka.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Table: Airtel Sri Lanka ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Table: Sri Lanka - Hutchison Lanka ................................................................................................................................................................... 38
Mobile Content ................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Regional Outlook ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 39
Table: Selected NFC Developments, 2011 .......................................................................................................................................................... 40
Fixed Line ................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 45
Table: Sri Lanka Fixed-Line Market, Q411 ........................................................................................................................................................ 46
Provincial Fixed-Line Markets ................................................................................................................................................................................ 48
Provincial Distribution of Fixed-Line Phones, Q212 .......................................................................................................................................... 48
Internet and Broadband ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 50
WiMAX ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 53
Industry Trends And Developments ............................................................................................................ 54
Networks ............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 54
Table: Market Developments .............................................................................................................................................................................. 55
Regulatory Environment............................................................................................................................... 57
Table: Sri Lanka: Regulatory Bodies And Their Responsibilities ........................................................................................................................ 57
Competition ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 57
Licensing............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 58
Table: Licences Granted Under S.17, Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act 1991 (as amended) ........................................................................... 58
Competitive Landscape ................................................................................................................................ 59
Key Players .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 59
Table: Key Players - Sri Lanka Telecoms Sector ............................................................................................................................................... 59
Operator Profiles ........................................................................................................................................... 60
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) .................................................................................................................................................................................... 60
Hutchison Lanka ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 64
Dialog Axiata ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 66
Regional Overview ........................................................................................................................................ 69
Altobridge: Connecting Remote Communities ......................................................................................................................................................... 69
Altobridge Commercial Deployments ................................................................................................................................................................. 70
Demographic Forecast ................................................................................................................................. 71
Sri Lanka's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) ................................................................................................................................... 72
Sri Lanka's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) ........................................................................................................................... 73
Sri Lanka's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 ................................................................................................................................................... 74
Sri Lanka's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 ........................................................................................................................................ 74
Glossary Of Terms ........................................................................................................................................ 75
Table: Glossary Of Terms ................................................................................................................................................................................... 75
BMI Methodology .......................................................................................................................................... 76
How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts .............................................................................................................................................................. 76
Table: Key Indicators For Telecommunications Industry Forecasts .................................................................................................................... 76
Telecoms Business Environment Ratings ................................................................................................................................................................. 78
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology ..................................................................................................................................................................... 78
Ratings System .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 78
Indicators ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 78
Table: Ratings Indicators ................................................................................................................................................................................... 79
Weighting ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 80
Table: Weighting Of Indicators .......................................................................................................................................................................... 80
Sources ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 80Executive Summary ........................................................................................................................................ 5
Table: Taiwan Total Premiums, 2010-2017 .......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Key Insights And Key Risks ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 5
SWOT Analysis ............................................................................................................................................... 7
Taiwan Insurance Industry SWOT ........................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Taiwan Political SWOT ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Taiwan Economic SWOT ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Taiwan Business Environment SWOT ................................................................................................................................................................. 10
Life Sector Overview .................................................................................................................................... 11
Asia Pacific Life Sector Overview ............................................................................................................................................................................ 11
Table: Asia Pacific Life Premiums, 2010-2017 (US$mn).................................................................................................................................... 11
Taiwan Life Sector Update ....................................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Life Industry Forecast Scenario ................................................................................................................... 15
Table: Taiwan Total Life Premiums, 2010-2017 ................................................................................................................................................. 15
Growth Drivers And Risk Management Projections ................................................................................................................................................ 16
Population .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 16
Table: Taiwan Insurance Key Drivers, Demographics, 2010-2017 ..................................................................................................................... 16
Non-Life Sector Overview ............................................................................................................................. 18
Asia Pacific Non-Life Sector Overview .................................................................................................................................................................... 18
Table: Asia Pacific's Non-Life Premiums, 2010-2017 (US$mn) .......................................................................................................................... 18
Taiwan Non-Life Sector Update ............................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Non-Life Industry Forecast Scenario ........................................................................................................... 21
Table: Taiwan Non-Life Premiums, 2010-2017 .................................................................................................................................................. 21
Growth Drivers And Risk Management Projections ................................................................................................................................................ 22
Macroeconomic Outlook ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 22
Table: Taiwan - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 ................................................................................................................................................. 25
Political Stability Outlook ................................................................................................................................................................................... 25
Table: Asia Pacific Regional Security Ratings .................................................................................................................................................... 27
Healthcare .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 27
Table: Taiwan: Insurance Coverage ................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Epidemiology ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 30
Motor .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 31
Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings ................................................................................................................... 33
Table: Taiwan's Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings ............................................................................................................................................... 33
Table: Asia Pacific Insurance Risk/Reward Ratings ........................................................................................................................................... 34
Competitive Landscape ............................................................................................................................... 36
Major Players In Taiwan's Insurance Sector ........................................................................................................................................................... 39
Company Profiles ......................................................................................................................................... 41
ACE Group ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
AIA Group ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 45
AIG ...................................................................................................................................................
  • Challenges in the Tourism Industry in Thailand
    Thailand has always been a popular tourist destination and tourism provides a major boost to the country’s economy. Bangkok, Hua Hin, Krabi, Samui, Phuket and Cha Am are some of the most attractive tourist destinations in the country. In 2012, Thailand had a very high number of arrivals. Even the number of Thai citizens who [...]
  • Future of the US Consumer Electronics Market
    The market for consumer electronics has been growing steadily. Some of the factors that are contributing to the growth in the market are technological advancement, rise in disposable income and increasing demand for new products. During 2012, consumer electronics market in the US demonstrated positive expansion, although the growth rate slowed down considerably following the [...]
  • Overview of the Global Retail Market
    The global retail industry continued to grow despite the difficult economic conditions in the world. In the fiscal year of 2011, sales-weighted, currency-adjusted revenue rose by 5.1% to $4.271 trillion for the world’s top 250 retailers. According to GRDI (Global Retail Development Index), in 2013 Brazil occupied the top spot in retail development. Chile and [...]
  • Bright Future Predicted for the Tourism Industry in Singapore
    Travel and tourism industry in Singapore has been growing at a steady rate and is considered to be a major contributor to the economic growth of the country. In 2012, Singapore’s IVA (International Visitors Arrivals) reached a record high of 14.5 million, with a growth rate of 10.1% year-on-year. In recent years, inbound travel to [...]
  • Potential of Staffing Market in United States
    The staffing industry places individuals into contract, temporary and permanent positions in firms around the world. Major staffing markets include France, Spain, Italy and Japan as well as many emerging markets. Temporary staffing around the world has been growing, but in US temporary market has been flat since 2006. The majority of staffing revenue majorly [...]
  • Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Market worth $4.0 billion by 2020
  • GlobalData estimates that the global diagnostic X-ray imaging market, worth $2.4 billion in 2012, will reach almost $4.0 billion by 2020, increasing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.7% during the forecast period. Many players are active in …

  • Graft-Versus-Host Disease Market Forecast to 2023
  • Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is a common complication of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) that occurs when the donated (graft) cells are rejected and attack the host’s cells as foreign. GVHD can progress from mild to severe forms as either …

  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Treatment Market worth $3.3 billion by 2018
  • New Entrants to Boost Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment Market Value to $3.3 Billion by 2018, says GlobalData. The introduction of several new drugs will accelerate growth in the Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) treatment market, from $1.4 billion in 2013 to …

  • Global Biosimilars Market to Grow at a CAGR of 8.3%, to reach $262 billion by 2019
  • Lucrative Biosimilars Space to Erode Biologics Market from 2019, says GlobalData The increasing prevalence of biosimilars will have a noticeably negative impact on the biologics market beyond 2019, despite an initial projected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, taking …

  • Saudi Pharmaceutical Market worth $5.9 billion by 2020
  • A high burden of chronic diseases, improving regulatory guidelines and the launch of new products will provide the necessary impetus for the growth of the pharmaceutical market in Saudi Arabia The Saudi pharmaceutical market is one of the largest markets …

  • Digital Camera Market in Europe 2014-2018
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 79
    A digital camera or a digicam is an optical device used to encode images and videos into digital format. Unlike traditional film cameras that record an image on a film (analog), digital cameras record images as digital data. Digital cameras can be classified into built-in lens cameras, such as point-and-shoot cameras, and interchangeable lens cameras, such as DSLRs and MILCs. A DSLR camera works on a unique reflex design scheme, which combines optics with the mechanism of an SLR camera having a ......
  • Kuwait Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $1295 Onwards        Pages: 71
    BMI View: Kuwait is a lucrative market for consumer electronics vendors despite the small population. Kuwaitis have among the highest income levels globally. Strong private consumption levels, plus access to the latest technologies offer promise in the market, with local consumers keen to get the latest products. There is also a smaller low-income migrant worker market, providing demand for low-end products, primarily in the handset market. We expect the overall market will continue to develop, ......
  • Global Smart Camera Market 2014-2018
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 69
    A smart camera is a type of digital camera that has advanced connectivity features. Smart cameras can transfer photos wirelessly using Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. They have the capability of interacting with smartphone and PC applications. These cameras can directly share and upload pictures and videos on various social media platforms and photo-sharing portals. A smart camera is a hybrid of a smartphone and digital camera combined with the usability, connectivity, and supporting apps.TechNav......
  • Malaysia Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $1295 Onwards        Pages: 71
    BMI View: Rising incomes and declining device prices in key categories have catalysed storng growth in the Malaysian consumer electronics market. Sales of key digital lifestyle products such as digital TV sets, smartphones and tablets are growing rapidly in Malaysia, and the country remains one of the region's highgrowth consumer electronics markets. We expect this trend will remain in place over the medium term, particularly with increasing competition in the smartphone, tablet and flat-screen ......
  • Split AC Market in the US 2014-2018
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $2500 Onwards        Pages: 58
    ACs have become an integral part of US households. They are also being used for the cooling of commercial space . The size of the AC depends on the cooling requirements. The advent of central ACs that utilize ducting in the home for both heating and cooling is leading to residential ACs becoming popular in the US. The Commercial AC market in the US is also changing because of the rise in energy costs and power source requirements, which have been changing and improving over the last decade. This......
  • Russia Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $1295 Onwards        Pages: 75
    BMI View: We expect to see growth in Russian Consumer Electronics driven by demand for digital lifestyle products such as smartphones, smart TVs and tablets/ultra-thin notebooks. Penetration of these devices still remains low by developed market standards but with local players such as YotaDevices, Explay and FLY beginning to make an impact in the market, we expect strong uptake to continue. However, our outlook has weakened slightly given the unstable domestic economic environment and uncertain......
  • Saudi Arabia Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $1295 Onwards        Pages: 78
    BMI View: After a challenging 2013, which we estimate saw a contraction in sales for all three segments of the Saudi market, the market is expected to recover from 2014. There are however continued drags on growth including the security situation in Iraq and Syria, as well as the government's policy to reduce Saudi Arabia's reliance on foreign workers. This is having a negative impact on the sales of mobile handsets in the kingdom, with local retailers reporting that their sales have nearly halv......
  • Singapore Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $1295 Onwards        Pages: 73
    BMI View: We forecast that Singapore's consumer electronics spending will increase 6.9% in US dollar terms in 2014 to reach USD4.6bn, with the smartphone and tablet device markets continuing to be the most dynamic market segments. We expect market growth to accelerate from 2013 after a squeeze on growth from price erosion in the TV and notebook markets, as well as cannibalisation of digital camera and mp3 player volumes associated with the proliferation of multi-functional smartphone ownership. ......
  • Taiwan Consumer Electronics Report Q3 2014
    Published: 23-Jul-2014        Price: US $1295 Onwards        Pages: 56
    BMI View: We maintain a positive outlook for Taiwan's consumer electronics market, however growth rates will underperform emerging markets in the APAC region due to relatively high penetration in key device categories such as smartphones and tablets. We forecast growth of 3.4% in 2014, with market value forecast to reach USD7.7bn. Despite the maturity of the market we identify several growth areas vendors can tap including large-screen, ultra-HD and OLED TV sets, phablets and 4G smartphones. A k......
  • SERVICES
    Value for Money
    We believe in "optimum utilization of available budget and resources". While servicing our clients' (your) market research requirements, we keep the same approach in focus to help you get the best value for your $$s.
    Ever Growing Inventory
    Ranging from the smallest feasible / required data (datasheets, data facts, SWOT analysis, company profiles, etc) to full research reports that help you make decisions, our inventory is updated almost on a daily basis with the latest industry reports from domain experts that track more than 5000 niche sectors.
    One Stop Solution
    Need a custom research report on medical devices market? Require all available business intelligence on 3D printing industry? Exploring F&B sector of a particular country/region? RnRMarketResearch.com is your one-stop-solution to all market intelligence needs. We not only offer custom research and consulting services, we also "bundle" reports to meet your needs and help you fetch the data analysis you require for your business.
    Dedicated Client Engagement
    Not limited to only "finding" relevant reports for you, our client engagement team dedicates its efforts to understand your "business need" and accordingly maps available research data to help you move forward. Call "your" client engagement executive any time of your day and get your questions answered in order to make the correct business decision.
    Saving Time and Efforts
    Simply share your research requirement details with us and let us do all the hard work to find required intelligence for you. When you add up our "one stop solution" and "dedicated client engagement" services mentioned above, you obviously know the time and effort saving you do by working with us.
    Payment Flexibility
    Working with Fortune 500 organizations, we understand the importance of being flexible for payments. Share your payment terms with us and we will surely match up to them to ensure you get access to required business intelligence data without having to wait for the payment to be done.
    Post-Purchase Research Support
    Have questions after reading a report / datasheet bought through us? Not sure about the methodology used for data available in the research? Talk to us / Share your questions with us and if required, we will connect you with the analyst(s)/author(s) of the report(s) and ensure you get satisfactory answers for the same. Need more data / analysis / report(s) on the topic of your research/project? The RnRMarketResearch.com team is here for you 24X7 to support you with your post-purchase requirements. Subscription Offers & Packages (Get in touch with us for more details - sales@rnrmarketresearch.com / +1 888 391 5441 )
    • Ad Hoc
    • Pay - as - you - go / Bucket Subscriptions
    • Fixed Cost for #of reports
    • Customize / Personalize as per your needs