Want China Times
The global market for major domestic appliances posted negative growth in the first six
months of 2015, but key markets in the Asia-Pacific region, including Taiwan, turned in an overall positive performance.
From January to June this year, the Asia-Pacific region reported a 1% increase in the sales volume and a 2% increase in the sales value of refrigerators, washing machines and air conditioners, market research firm GfK Group said in a Sept. 10 report.
According to the group’s findings, global sales of major domestic appliances by volume were down 1% but revenue surged 9%.
GfK said Asia-Pacific countries generally reported demand growth of between 1%-34% for major domestic appliance sectors. The only exceptions were South Korea, Malaysia and New Zealand, where sales volume declined by 7%, 4% and 4%, respectively. [FULL STORY]