Consumer spending on mobile phones, consumer electronics and home appliances surged last year, with total spending accounting for at least $413 million, revealed G-Gear CEO Sok Piseth.
Piseth, who is also the LG Electronics partner in the Kingdom, was quoting figures from market research firm GfK during a meeting with dealers late on Wednesday.
He said the figures showed that of the $413 million that Cambodians spent on electronics last year, $282 million was spent on mobile phones, while spending on consumer electronics such as televisions sets, and home appliances like washing machines, air conditioners and refrigerators combined was valued at $121 million.
Last year’s figure shows a 28 per cent jump from 2017 when Cambodians spent around $323 million – $214 million on mobile phones and $109 million in total on various consumer electronics.
Piseth said the Kingdom’s economic growth has improved the living conditions of Cambodians, resulting in an increasing demand for major domestic appliances.
He said the increasing rate of housing construction projects is also a major contributor to home appliance sales.
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