In Ukraine sales of smartphones grew by 19%.
In the third quarter of 2017, worldwide sales of smartphones grew by 3% yoy to a record 366,6 million units. Reported by research company GfK.
As noted, the record pace of demand growth was recorded in Latin America (11% yoy) and Central and Eastern Europe (9%).
The demand for smartphones is still recovering in Central and Eastern Europe in the third quarter it sold 9% more yoy and 22.3 million units. Sales of smartphones grew by 26%, to $ 5.4 billion due to the increase in demand for more expensive devices. Positive dynamics is also observed in Russia (sales up 10%) and Ukraine (growth on 19%).
In Western Europe in the third quarter, has sold 30.9 million smartphones, which is 7% lower in annual terms. The decline is due to the saturation of the market and later than expected release of the iPhone X. However, revenue in the region grew by 4% to 13.7 billion dollars.
In North America sales of smartphones in the third quarter was 49.3 million units, which is 1% less than last year. While revenues reached $ 19.1 billion, 1% up in annual terms.
In Latin America, the sales volume has reached three months of 27.8 million units, an increase of 11% yoy – contributed to the growth of demand in Brazil. Was sold smartphones at $ 8.8 billion, 13% higher in annual terms.
In the region middle East and Africa in the third quarter were sold is 45.2 million smartphones (an increase of 8% in annual terms). Revenue reached 10.7 billion dollars, an increase of 5% compared to the same period of 2016. “This increase in sales was due to faster than expected recovery of demand in Egypt,” writes Gfk.
In China and developing Asia in the last quarter was marked by positive dynamics: in the aggregate, has sold about 174,7 million smartphones, revenue amounted to 48.8 billion dollars.
In the developed countries of Asia sales for the third quarter decreased by 7%, to 16.4 million units, revenue rose 9% to 10.3 billion dollars. This evolution was due to a drop in sales in South Korea to 15% in annual terms.
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