In the first half of 2015, the Western European Technical Consumer Goods (TCG) market generated sales of around 96.2 billion euros, recording an increase of 2.8% percent, compared to the same period of 2014. Telecommunications were the strong segments again, with a 15.6% growth, but also household appliances saw a good performance. Major appliances reached a turnover of 15.6 billion euros, with a 5.7% increase compared to the first half 2014. Small domestic appliances closed the first half of the year with a growth of 9.3% and a turnover of 7.2 billion euros. With regard to individual countries, sales development was largely positive, with the exception of the bigger markets – France, Germany, and the UK – which faced minimal falls in sales volumes.