Consumer Products: Introduction
Companies in this segment manufacture toiletries and grooming products, as well as products such as soap and detergent.
Home and Office
Companies in this segment manufacture household, office, and institutional furniture.
Luxury and Entertainment
Companies in this segment manufacture jewelry from precious metals, gemstones, and various other materials. Companies also manufacture electronic and non-electronic toys and games.
The Consumer Products industry is Concentrated. The production in this industry is dominated by a many large firms that are capable of shaping the industry’s direction and price levels.
Primary Demand Drivers
- Population growth
- Consumer preferences
- Product innovation
- Effective sales and marketing
- Efficient operations
From the Blog
Telecommunications companies worldwide have invested hundreds of billions into the development of 5G expecting to recoup that investment with further benefits. However, this process has taken longer than expected and has brought a dilemma on what to do next. These large companies, including Alphabet, Amazon, and Microsoft, are hoping that high-tech industries will depend on this new development that will allow them to make a profit. 5G market revenue forecasts worldwide predict that revenues will reach $58.8 billion this year and $1.69 trillion by 2030. Will these predictions hold or will have these telecommunications companies invest in a losing project?
Inflation in the context of economics is defined as a general increase in prices and a fall in the purchasing power of currency. Inflation can occur in an economy for a multitude of reasons and has been present in the United States and global economy at several points in history. The most notable historical case of inflation was The Great Inflation, a time period between 1965 and 1982 in which inflation was particularly high, resulting in large changes in policy, macroeconomic theory, and global monetary systems. One of the main impacts of inflation is the toll it takes on consumers - when prices rise on basic consumer products such as food and gas, the money earned in wages does not stretch nearly as far to cover expenses. Let’s take a look at some of the causes and effects of the current increase in consumer prices.
- SelectUSA (Date Accessed: 6/1/2017)