Cairo – While market saturation and U.S.–China tensions are placing the global smartphone market under intense pressure, new research from International Data Corporations shows that the African smartphone market saw shipments increase 4.0% quarter on quarter in Q3 2019 to total 22.6 million units. The firm's latest Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that Africa's overall mobile phone market reached 55.8 million units in Q3 2019, with feature phones accounting for 59.4% of this total versus smartphones at 40.6%.
Dubai – Consumer spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecast to total $130.8 billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 4.1%. According to the latest Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC ), consumer purchases of traditional and emerging technologies will remain strong over the 2019–2023 forecast period, increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5% to reach $149.4 billion in 2023.
LONDON, December 9, 2019 — The EMEA external storage systems market in 2019Q3 recorded a slightly negative quarter, with a 1.7% year-on-year decline in value in dollars, according to International Data Corporation's (IDC) EMEA Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. However, the market increased 2.7% year on year in euros, showing the negative impact of exchange rates.
SINGAPORE, December 10, 2019 – Asia/Pacific* consumer spending on technology is estimated to reach $556.3 billion in 2019, recording year-on-year growth of 3.7% over 2018. According to the latest IDC Worldwide Semiannual Connected Consumer Spending Guide , rise in consumer technology spending is driven by consumer purchases of traditional and emerging technologies which is expected to grow at a five-year CAGR of 6.1% during 2018-23, reaching $721.2 billion by 2023
Global shipments of wearable devices totaled 84.5 million units in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19), a year-over-year increase of 94.6% and a new record for shipments in a single quarter, according to new data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker.