04 Jan CTA: Consumer Electronics, Tech Revenue to Remain Above Pre-Pandemic Levels in 2023 [Media Play News]
BY ERIK GRUENWDEL
January 4, 2023 | Domestic spending on consumer electronics and related technology is projected to reach $485 billion in 2023, according to new data from the Consumer Technology Association. While the tally is below the record $512 billion consumers spent in 2021 at the height of the pandemic, it remains $50 billion above pre-pandemic levels in 2019.
Spending categories include consumer electronics, gaming, video and audio streaming apps, automotive technology, fitness and health devices, among others.
The trade group has lowered sales projections for laptops, LCD TVs, tablets, smartphones and video game consoles, while the OLED TV is expected to see sales increases (up $2.3 billion) as manufacturers push the enhanced products. As previously reported, portable game consoles should see a 41% uptick in consumer spending to $1.5 billion from $1.06 billion.
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