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Convenience was again the main factor that steered the development of ready meals in 2016, with increases in prepared salads and chilled ready meals at the expense of frozen ready meals. One exception was frozen pizza, which largely lacks a chilled alternative with the exception of Gustatus AB. At SEK20-25 the price of a frozen pizza barely...

Western Europe is the third largest region for dog food in the world. Demographic trends have led to consumers shifting away from larger pets, with strong demand for small dogs. As a result, companies have fostered premiumisation in order to avoid a drop in value sales. Consumers are expected to pay more attention to dog food...

While women remain the key target audience for disposable adult incontinence products, men’s incontinence management offers potential for further industry growth as attested by the strong positive performance of a number of new products, especially those in light incontinence management. The report discusses risk factors and...

The premiumisation of home laundry appliances is an ongoing trend in South Korea. Higher capacity washing machines continue to become more popular among new purchasers, with the leading brand manufacturers Samsung and LG offering upgraded products to attract consumers. Despite the relatively long replacement cycle for washing...

Since 2015, the huge popularity of television cookery shows has generated great enthusiasm for home cooking, in turn boosting interest in cookery-related appliances. Recent television shows featuring men in the kitchen have also started a new trend of men cooking for their families and male shoppers looking for cooking-related...

Large cooking appliances recorded another positive performance in 2016, with growth stemming largely from built-in models. The supply of new apartment housing was at a peak in 2016, driving sales of essential built-in appliances such as hobs and cooker hoods. Ovens and microwaves tend not to be a part of such built-in packages...

Beauty devices continued to see active development in 2016 as a result of rising demand from consumers seeking effective home beauty treatments. Following the launch of electric facial cleansers, newer products with advanced functions and relatively affordable prices compared to professional skin care services helped to fuel...

Microwaves is a mature category in South Korea, with these appliances being common in local homes, including single-person households. Ready meals and pre-cooked meals now play a significant role in busy South Koreans’ lifestyles, thus making microwaves an essential appliance for everyday usage. The basic staple rice is also...

The vacuum cleaner category in South Korea is mature, with most households owning at least a basic appliance. As such, over the review period the category posted a volume CAGR of just 1%. To stimulate demand, manufacturers focused on higher-priced segments by offering value-added appliances. Euromonitor International’s...

Irons remained on a downward trajectory in 2016, posting a further volume decline of 1%. Although irons are affordably priced and available from many brand manufacturers, they are no longer seen as an essential household appliance. The main reason for this is changing household structures, with the number of single-person households...

In 2016, South Korea experienced one of its hottest summers in decades. The unprecedented hot weather directly affected sales of cooling appliances as more consumers turned to air conditioners and air coolers as well as cooling fans. Air conditioners recorded volume growth of 7%, up from 1% the previous year. Sales had been low...

Overall dishwasher sales remained fairly flat in 2016. Dishwashers are not commonly used in South Korean households as older generations remain unfamiliar with them. A large share of local cookware and dinnerware is also not suitable for dishwasher usage, which is another reason behind the category’s relatively low penetration...

Premiumisation was a strong trend in refrigeration appliances in South Korea in 2016. Samsung introduced a new model of its Family Hub refrigerator, which is included under its Chef Collection. This fridge features a 21.5 inch tablet on the door, with this having several uses, such as food management, family communication and...

Consumer appliances in 2016 registered healthy volume sales growth, with small appliances outperforming the more mature major appliance categories. The positive growth recorded by major appliances can be largely attributed to a strong premiumisation trend, which helped to create additional demand for innovative new products....

In recent years, coffee machines have been the driver of growth in small cooking appliances in South Korea. Coffee is very popular among locals. One major change in coffee consumption has been the growth of the home coffee culture and subsequent rising demand for good quality coffee. Instead of paying for expensive coffee in...

Leisure car rental accounted for 60% of overall sales in car rental in 2017; this was true both for rentals from national and international tourists. Euromonitor International’s Car Rental in Ecuador report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest market size data 2012-2016,...

As car rental in Croatia is highly dependent on tourism, the positive results of the tourist season also contributed to car rental sales in 2017. However, car rental in Croatia is quite small compared to its potential. Generally speaking, in more developed markets car rental is in demand throughout the year for business purposes...

Travel in Ecuador

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Taking low-cost flights is a growing trend in the country. During the review period three new airlines started operating in the country, Jet Blue, Wingo and Air Europa. This will toughen the competitive environment for scheduled airlines and force them to take action on their offer if they want to remain competitive. Low-cost...

Travel in Croatia

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Continuous investment in quality improvement, supported by marketing initiatives, resulted in yet another year of growth in visits as well as higher spending per trip. Inbound arrivals, which is the largest contributor to Croatian tourism, witnessed increases in both retail value and trips, while, interestingly, in 2017 spend...

In 2017, Bolivia began to charge a USD14.50 entry tax to tourists arriving in the country by airplane, with the tax being added to the cost of a plane ticket. Bolivian officials hope to raise an additional USD10 million from the tax for investment in the government’s Promotion of Tourism fund. Euromonitor International’s...

Estonia held the European Union Council presidency in the second half of 2017, which made a significant contribution to inbound business tourism due to many officials visiting the country. Tourism-related organisations also took advantage of this and are advertising the country to attract tourists. This is also expected to help...

Airlines suffered several changes from 2014, when low-cost airlines started operating in the country, as VivaColombia noticed an important opportunity in the Ecuadorian market. In 2016, another low-cost airline, Jet Blue, started operations in Ecuador, travelling from Ecuador to Fort Lauderdale, in the US. Another big variation...

Online travel sales to residents continued its positive performance in 2017 as the population embraced the channel as trustworthy. The strongest positive impact on the channel is that since it was introduced and began to grow, there have been no negative reports of scandals related to online sales. It could be said that it is...

Intermediaries registered retail value growth of 6% in 2017. Intermediaries package holidays online sales contributed to the overall performance as it recorded growth in value sales of 16% in 2017. Croatians, especially travellers who book long vacations during the summer or winter holidays, regard booking holidays through intermediaries...

The main event for airlines in 2017 was the opening of Dr Franjo Tudman international airport in Zagreb. Apart from the modernisation of the previous airport, the new airport also has much larger capacity and, because of this, many new flights were introduced as well as some new air carriers such as Emirates, which arrived in...

Flows in Croatia

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Inbound arrivals had another year of growth at 3% in 2017. This was lower than in 2016, which recorded 9% growth, although nonetheless still quite significant. The reputation which Croatia has built over the last few years continues to attract newcomers from different parts of the globe. The country received an initial boost...

Flows in Ecuador

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After two years of consecutive declines (due to an uncertain economic and political environment, the threat of the eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano, the Zika epidemic and last but not least the April earthquake in Manabí), inbound arrivals saw a modest recovery in 2017, with 1% growth to reach 1.4 million trips. The appreciation...

Online travel sales are experiencing a growth trend. Throughout the review period, the category posted double-digit year-on-year growth, seeing 17% growth in 2017. The two most dynamic areas in 2017 were airlines direct online sales to residents, with 21% growth, and other travel intermediaries online sales to residents, up 16%....

2016 was a year full of uncertainty for tourism. Despite this, intermediaries managed to grow by 8% compared with the previous year. However, this was half the growth the category had been experiencing earlier in the review period. In 2017 the market continued to grow, driven by an increase in inbound flows, as such consumers...

2016 was a very difficult year for the tourism industry, due to several factors, such as the activity of the Cotopaxi volcano, April’s earthquake, economic and political uncertainty and a Zika outbreak, amongst others. However, Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which was...