Asia luxury goods market still growing

The Asia luxury goods market is still growing rapidly despite negative press about Hong Kong, Macau and deteriorating China spending.

Luxury goods retail sales in Asia-Pacific are expected to reach US$134.9 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of seven per cent during 2014-2019, according to the report Luxury Goods Retailing Market in Asia-Pacific, 2014-2019 Market and Category Expenditure and Forecasts, Trends, and Competitive Landscape.

Japan will remain the largest Asia Pacific luxury goods market amid a slowdown in China and India’s luxury goods market is the fastest growing in Asia-Pacific, driven by rising disposable income, growing fascination towards luxury brands, and the desire of high earners to differentiate themselves from others.

The report says jewellery, watches and accessories is the largest and fastest growing category in the region, driven by higher spending on jewellery and watches by Chinese, Japanese, and Korean consumers.

The Hong Kong luxury goods market is struggling due to political unrest and reduced Chinese spending. A luxury tax exemption is expected to boost luxury goods consumption in Indonesia.

Social messaging apps is a trending marketing channel for luxury brands, as the digital channel is influencing the purchasing decisions and pattern of consumers.


The report, purchasable online, covers 12 countries in the region: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand; and 12 categories.

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