Sales of electronic goods up 20%.
Sales of household electronics goods such as TV sets,
refrigerators, AC and washing machines rose 4%-20% in the first half of
this year from the same period last year. Growth was recorded in all
segment of TV set market with a sharper growth in the sales of 14"
to 29" types. In the first six months fo this year 14" TV sets
accounted for 44% of the total sales of TV down from a portion of 46%
last year. Sales of 14" TV sets rose only 0.6% as against an
increase of 23% in the sales of 20", 39% in the sales of 21"
and 58% in the sales of 29". The higher increase in the sales of
larger size TV sets followed the decline in the price and the trend
toward production of broad screen TV set by producers.