The consumer electronics market was expected to face a few difficult years, starting with 2018.

Growth had declined in several categories and, while waiting for higher growth in newer consumer electronics categories to compensate for these slowdowns, the market was confronted with several challenges.

At the occasion of the edition 2018 of that big annual consumer electronics show, (CES), Accenture released a new edition of its Digital Consumer Survey for communications, media and technology companies.

According to Accenture a decade of unprecedented growth in consumer electronics had come to an end, mainly because the smartphone market had hit maturity so the industry knew what was coming, especially as growth stalled in all other traditional categories too.