Retrevo Releases 2008 Year-End Report on Consumer Electronics

Report Covers Significant Consumer Electronics Price and Demand Trends in 2008,
Predictions for CE in 2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--  Retrevo®, the first matchmaker for people and electronics, today released its 2008 Year-End Consumer Electronics report on consumer electronics trends in 2008 and predictions for 2009 based on data from The Retrevo Pulse, the heartbeat of trends for electronics and gadgets.

The Free 20-page report covers:

  • Key drivers of growth of CE products in the first half of the year;
  • The impact of the financial crisis and recession on consumer demand for electronics products in late summer/early fall;
  • 2008 price and demand trends for noteworthy categories; and
  • The 2009 outlook for top CE product categories, including HDTVs, laptops, GPS receivers, digital cameras, camcorders, mobile phones and more.

“It was widely assumed earlier in the year that the CE industry would be mostly insulated from the slowing economy,” said Vipin Jain, president and CEO of Retrevo. “Looking at the Retrevo Pulse, we know that was not the case. There were bright spots, however, particularly TVs, digital camera and laptop sales, which helped propel total CE spending,” added Jain. “In the report we released today, we looked at historical data from The Pulse to highlight some important trends in 2008, and make several broad predictions for 2009.”

Data for the report was collected and aggregated by the Retrevo Pulse, which consists of the CE Price Index™, CE Demand Index™ and a real-time product buzz ticker. The indices track daily price and demand trends for consumer electronics by product category and in aggregate based on observed data from millions of consumers for more than 4,000 products across 40 categories, such as HDTV’s, digital cameras and laptop computers.

The Retrevo 2008 Year-End Consumer Electronics is available to anyone for download at http://www.retrevo.com/content/blog/2008/12/2008PulseReport. To view price and demand graphs for specific product categories, or to learn more about the CE Price and CE Demand Indices, visit www.retrevo.com/pulse/ce-pulse.

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