* Date : 2016-06-24
There is a growing boom in the premium home electronics market. The global home electronics market is about 300 billion dollars in size, of which the premium segment takes up about 5% or 14.9 billion. However, the premium segment has been growing rapidly, at about 3 times the pace of the ordinary household electronics segment. Companies are responding to the trend with continues expansions of their premium line ups. Let's take a look at the causes behind the trend and its outlook.
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