Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 25-08-2011

Consumer electronic product spending in France for the second quarter of 2011 has shown a marked fall in comparison to the same period of 2010.

According to a new survey from GfK institute, CE products generated €6.4 billion in revenue, decreasing 5.8 % over one year. This amount equals to the recent weak spot of April-June 2009 GfK writes. Over the first half of 2011, CEP sales decreased 2.2 % to €14 billion, with good results from sectors like computers and telecoms.

According to GfK, consumer electronics suffered from the final phase of the digital switchover, which boosted sales in the previous months and has now stabilised. The Football World Cup in South Africa also made TV sales take off in 2010 along with all the related devices such as DVD and Blu-Ray players. For Q2, telecoms was the only sector to remain positive with smartphones showing " good dynamics" GfK stressed.