CEA Sees Accessories Market of $8.5 billion
The market for consumer electronics accessories will reach $8.5 billion this year, a small gain of about $13 million, with the category buoyed by such products as ear buds, chargers, cases and mice.
That's according to new Consumer Electronics Association data, as part of its new CE Accessories at Retail .
"According to the research, 59 percent of online consumers surveyed purchased CE accessories in the last year," CEA said. "The most popular items purchased by online consumers were ear buds (42 percent), wireless phone chargers (41 percent), wireless phone cases (32 percent) and wireless mice (30 percent). These items, along with extra memory cards for digital imaging devices and over-the-ear headphones, are consumers’ most commonly planned accessory purchases for the year ahead, as well."