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GfK publishes list of top 5 consumer durable products for Christmas.

TELECOMWORLDWIRE-4 December 2006-GfK publishes list of top 5 consumer durable products for Christmas(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Market research firm GfK has published a report on consumer durable products that are forecast to be the most popular gifts for Christmas 2006.

According to Gfk, the top five consumer durable products for Christmas 2006 will be: mobile phones, with expected monthly sales of over 3m units in December 2006, and an estimated spending of GBP167m; satellite navigation units, with estimated spending of over GBP80m, compared to GBP50m in 2005, and over 200,000 units sold; laptops, with estimated spending of GBP200m, compared to GBP177m in December 2005, and 300,000 units sold; MP3 players, with estimated sales of approximately 1m; as well as shavers.

GfK expects total sales of consumer durables this Christmas to exceed GBP5.3bn, and sales of consumer durables sold over the Internet for December 2006 are expected to reach over GBP400m, compared to GBP207m in December 2005, said the business group director at GfK.

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