Kuwait Consumer Electronics Key Trends And Developments

Kuwait Consumer Electronics Report

Date of Publication: Feb 17, 2015, 80 Pages

Independent 5-year Consumer Electronics Industry Forecasts for Kuwait

The Kuwaiti consumer electronics market is highly lucrative in per capita terms, but the total value of the market is limited by the small size of the population. Kuwaiti nationals enjoy among the highest incomes in the world, and have demonstrated a propensity to spend on luxury items in the consumer electronics market , a trend we expect to remain in place over the medium term . High-status and fashionable products, for instance Apple's iPad and iPhone, have fared particularly well. 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, with the strongest growth forecast for smartphone, tablet and hybrid notebook sales in 2015 . 

Headline Expenditure Projections

  • PC Sales: USD520mn in 2014 to USD545mn in 2015, an increase of 4.8%. Tablet sales growth forecast to slow but a pickup in notebook demand will help to compensate.

  • AV Sales : USD359mn in 2014 to USD383mn in 2015, up 6.8% in US dollar terms. Growth expected to slow from 2014 when the FIFA World Cup in Brazil boosted spending on TV sets.

  • Handset Sales : USD475mn in 2014 to USD511mn in 2015, an increase of 7.6% in US dollar terms. Although smartphone penetration is high in Kuwait, which will see demand growth decelerate, the high replacement rate among Kuwaiti nationals will ensure the market remains buoyant in 2015.

Kuwait Consumer Electronics Key Trends And Developments

We estimate that smartphone penetration among nationals and professional expatriates reached 76% at the end of 2014, up from 64% a year earlier, but with the number of first time buyers estimated to have declined from 507,000 in 2013 to 315,000 in 2014. Vendors are having to adapt to a new market dynamic as an increasing portion of smartphone sales are replacements,...


Industry View
Consumer Electronics Market
Industry Forecast
Table: Consumer Electronics Overview (Kuwait 2012-2018)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Expenditure Breakdown
Table: GDP By Expenditure (Kuwait 2011-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: MENA Consumer Electronics RRI
Market Overview
Table: PC Sales (Kuwait 2012-2018)
Table: AV Sales (Kuwait 2012-2018)
Mobile Handsets
Table: Mobile Communications (Kuwait 2012-2018)
Competitive Landscape
Local Companies
Table: Al-Babtain Electronics Company
Table: Alghanim Industries
Table: Almasa Holdings
Table: Redington Kuwait
International Companies
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Table: Toshiba
Industry Trends And Developments
Regulatory Development
Table: Regulatory Authorities
Regulatory News
Company Profile
Jumbo Electronics
Eros Group
Axiom Telecom
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Kuwait 1990-2025)
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
Table: Consumer Electronics Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
Additional Information:
Includes 3 free updated quarterly reports
Date of Publication:
Feb 17, 2015
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Number of Pages:
80 Pages