2009 In Electronics and Exports, Chinavasion Gets Out The Crystal Ball Part 1

Author xlxmarketing 8.1.2009. | 01:16
2009 forecast

2009 Predictions, Part 1

The Olympics are over, the 3G iPhone, MacBook Air and first phone with a Google Android operating system has been released.

2008 is officially over.

It is time again for everyone to dust off their crystal balls and see if they can be as wrong about 2009 as they were about 2008.

The staff writing the Chinavasion blog has never been afraid of humbling experiences (they build character we’re told) so we decided that we would try to make our picks for 2009.

To make the humiliation picture complete we decided to take a look at a range of fields (after all that’s what we do in the Chinavasion support page.) and do it over two or three days.

So, without further ado…

Prediction #1: the world’s economy won’t crash and burn around our ears.

Half way through 2008 many of the world’s economists predicted that the world would go through an apocalypse. Some even though the magnitude of this apocalypse would be such that it would rival the great depression of the 1920’s and leave us all farming dirt or begging on the streets.

It is true that things haven’t been as rosy in the US, some toy factories (shanghaiist.com/2008/10/23/httpwwwstraitstimescombreaking2bnew.php) in China and the odd tech company (nytimes.com/2008/01/22/technology/22yahoo.html?_r=2&oref=slogin). But there are a few factors that don’t fit in with this picture.

While I will now need to check my mail for anthrax — there’s nothing worse than saying things won’t be so bad when there is an outside chance they could take a tumble — The signs are there that it won’t be as much of a recession as nay sayers claim it will be.

According to a Pepsi survey (marketingcharts.com/topics/behavioral-marketing/millennials-anxious-now-optimistic-about-future-7164/), which was just completed a large number of the younger generation are actually optimistic about the future with 57% saying they are looking forward to it.

While a soft drink conglomerate’s marketing campaign might not be the ultimate state of the economy, recent global shopping figures certainly back it up.

The UK Christmas sale (kamcity.com/namnews/asp/newsarticle.asp?newsid=44938), Australian Christmas sales (news.alibaba.com/article/detail/economic-indicators/100037763-1-instant-view-australia-retail-sales-surprisingly.html) and New Zealand Christmas sales (bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601081&sid=aTstv1q6wRhc&refer=australia) were certainly anything but weak. Amazon (bizreport.com/2009/01/2008_holiday_sales_best_ever_boasts_amazon.html) is another location which enjoyed a bumper Christmas period this year.

Lower housing prices and an overall labour shortage (especially for skilled staff) will mean that people won’t be putting down payments on the Ferrari any time soon but they won’t be fighting it out for the most sheltered doorways either.

Don’t forget to check out Part 2 and Part 3of this blog to see what gadgets and electronics will be popular in 2009 and what technological developments will arise.


Want to see what type of economic news you missed in 2008? Check out these great articles:

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Author xlxmarketing 8.1.2009. | 01:16
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  1. eric January 8, 16:00

    i bet you. chinavasion would be the best selling company in the world so soon,i know and believe that this year is a victory year for you and us all. i bought a stainless steel watch phone from you guys, and i bet you am the only wonderfull guy in jefferson city missourri, u.s.a. thank you guys. am planning in opening a shop here in your name but i would be there first. God bless you all.

  2. Charlemagne Solanor January 11, 19:00

    Chinavasion will continue to become a hit this year onwards. You’ve come a long way and you’re going even further.

    More power to Chinavasion!


  3. Cheddie Singh January 13, 21:50

    Chinavasion has been a breath of fresh air for me since i found them. My new year’s resolution was “2009 will be my time to shine” and with the competency of chinavasion’s ability to deliver quality products and service on time, plus introducing new hot selling products, i believe that 2009 will be a very successful year for me.

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