As Europe continues to lag behind, Asia surges ahead and the United States is recovering well, signalling a strong start to the year for the luxury industry.
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Morgan Stanley anticipates that Swiss watch exports for 2020 will be down by around 20% to CHF 16 billion, thereby returning to 2010 levels. Deloitte is convinced this pillar of the Swiss economy will adapt and bounce back after a year of "accelerated transformation".
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Half-year results for the main luxury groups show that sales fell by between 25% and 45%. Signs of an upturn are beginning to appear, in particular at points of sale.
It's now a case of size matters in the watch industry, both for manufacturers and for retailers. The UK-based Watches of Switzerland Group is an excellent example, as its share price confirms.
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Released mid-March, the third Morgan Stanley report, in collaboration with LuxeConsult, on the Swiss watch market shows that out of some 350 brands, the bulk of growth in 2019 came from the seven whose turnover exceeds CHF 1 billion. The analysis also highlights the outperformance of privately owned brands.