Flat-screen TV sales in Japan jump 31% on year in February.
Unit sales of flat-screen television sets in Japan increased 31.3 percent in February over a year earlier, marking the biggest gain since August last year, led by brisk demand for 40-inch and other big-screen models, according to data released Monday by a market research firm.
In value, sales of flat-screen TVs rose 14.3 percent, with prices averaging 102,800 yen, up 0.1 percent from the previous month, BCN Inc. said.
Blu-ray and other DVD recorders scored a year-on-year unit sales gain of 28.0 percent.
Consumers cannot afford to buy automobiles and other high-priced products amid the deepening recession but find some home electronics affordable, BCN officials said.
Sales of both flat-screen TVs and DVD recorders increased because consumers purchased them together, they added.
BCN collected sales data from some 2,300 large discount and other retailers of home electronics.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Publication:||Japan Consumer Electronics Scan|
|Date:||Mar 9, 2009|
|Previous Article:||Toshiba, Panasonic to cease partnership in smaller LCD business.|
|Next Article:||Hitachi unveils advanced lithium-ion cell to power eco-friendly cars.|