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New Market Report Now Available: Nappies/Diapers/Pants in Bolivia

Recently published research from Euromonitor International, "Nappies/Diapers/Pants in Bolivia", is now available at Fast Market Research

 
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Boston, MA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/17/2014 -- Players deemed that microwaves had already reached maturity in 2013, with a penetration rate of only 85%. In contrast to the penetration rate of fridges, which was 99% in 2013, the potential for further penetration in microwaves appears to be weak, due to a relatively high proportion of the population considering this appliance as presenting severe health risks, and therefore remaining adamant about not buying or using a microwave. Recent noise over the fact that most microwaves are not 100% leak-proof - when it comes to electromagnetic waves - made matters worse, and further strengthened this "anti-microwave" stance amongst an estimated 10% of the French population. In addition, an upbeat thrust in favour of health and wellness practices also encouraged growing pockets of the population to use alternative slow cooking/heating methods in order to preserve the full nutritional value of foods.

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Competitive Landscape

Samsung Electronics France led microwaves with an 18% share of volume sales in 2013. The company continued to leverage its historical reputation and robust image in the category; Samsung microwaves are widely considered as value for money appliances by the vast majority of French consumers. Two of the hot models in 2013 were the combination model CP1395E-S, a multifunctional model which was generally perceived as excellent value for money by young adults, and the ME82-V, for the simplicity of use and its super-competitive price tag of only EUR99. The image of Samsung also benefited from its earlier incorporation of a ceramic-enamel interior to most of its microwaves; thus adding another value trait to its range of products in this category.

Industry Prospects

Over the forecast period microwaves is expected to see a negligible negative volume CAGR. As the penetration rate in France is deemed as being mature, due to the 10% proportion of "anti-microwave" French households, the potential for volume growth is minimal. As yet, there are no radical enough product innovations which could encourage existing users to replace their microwaves early.

Report Overview

Discover the latest market trends and uncover sources of future market growth for the Microwaves industry in France with research from Euromonitor's team of in-country analysts.

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The Microwaves in France market research report includes:

- Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends
- Detailed segmentation of international and local products

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