In-Car Entertainment in the Netherlands

Apr 16, 2014 - Euromonitor International - 16 pages - USD $900
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In-car entertainment in the Netherlands demonstrated a disappointing performance in 2013, with a decline in both current value and volume sales. Demand for in-car entertainment in 2013 continued to be hurt by poor car sales and strong competition from smartphones and other portable devices. In 2013 total Dutch car sales declined by about 10% in comparison with 2012. However, the average age of vehicles on the road declined, as the increase of cars in circulation did not grow faster than the total sales of new cars. This declining average age is an indicator of consumers’ declining need to replace old in-car electronics, underlining the declining sales within this category. In addition, research shows growing demand for integrated pre-installed in-car entertainment systems, and sales based on modules which build on pre-installed integrated in-car entertainment systems are likely to grow.

Competitive Landscape

TomTom International remained the largest player within in-car entertainment in 2012, although its volume share continued to decline. The main competitor for TomTom is Garmin International, whereas Garmin has the best sales in outdoor products whilst TomTom targets in-car navigation. TomTom is currently the strongest brand in in-car navigation in the Netherlands, followed by Garmin. The remaining share goes to smaller players such as Mio, Sony and Navman.

Industry Prospects

In-car entertainment is expected to see a further decline in sales over the forecast period. The competition with other multipurpose gadgets and the competition from smartphones are the main obstacles to growth. However, there are still some positive prospects for in-car entertainment, due to the expected recovery of the automotive industry in the Netherlands and the possibility for smartphone connectivity. Trade sources believe that the majority of cars by the end of the forecast period will no longer have a CD player. Automotive manufacturers include direct connections to devices such as portable music players, USB drives, iPods, HD connections and SD cards. Music streaming will become more common in Dutch cars, as well as the technology becoming cheaper for average consumers. These trends are likely to pose a significant threat to in-car entertainment in the coming years.

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The In-Car Entertainment in Netherlands market research report includes:
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Product coverage: In-Car Navigation, In-Car Speakers, In-Dash Media Players.

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