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EMEA smartphone sales down 5% in Q3, market value rises - IDC

Friday 16 November 2018 | 11:30 CET | News
Smartphone volumes in EMEA dropped by 4.8 year on year in the third quarter of 2018, with total unit sales coming to 89.0 million compared to 93.5 million in Q3 2017, according to IDC. However, market value was up more than 10 percent year on year to USD 29.8 billion at retail prices before sales taxes due to the trend toward more expensive smartphones. In value terms the core European market (the EU, the EEA and Switzerland) was worth nearly a quarter more than in Q3 2017, approaching USD 19 billion at retail prices before sales tax and VAT, while the Middle East and Africa market slumped

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Huawei / Samsung / Transsion Holdings / Xiaomi
Countries: Africa / Europe / Middle East
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