Revenue in the overall consumer electronics space in the U.S. declined 4 percent in 2008, after rising 4.5 percent the previous year, with LCD TVs and notebook PCs the top drivers of growth. That's according to the NPD Group's consumer tracking service, which released the numbers Thursday.
CE revenues, the group said, reached $112.3 billion in 2008. Notebook PCs accounted for $20.2 billion of that, followed by LCD TVs, Desktop PCs, inkjet cartridges, and MP3 players.
Best Buy was ranked the number one CE retailer, followed by Walmart, Dell and the now-defunct Circuit City. Apple came in fifth. On the OEM side, HP took the top spot, followed by Apple, Sony, and Dell.