GfK GeoMarketing -- Map of the Month, March 2009 -- Share of purchasing power devoted to consumer-related expenditures

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Bruchsal, March 11, 2009  

Map of the Month - March

Europe-wide comparison: Share of purchasing power devoted to
consumer-related expenditures

This month's map reveals the share of purchasing power devoted to retail point-of-sale (POS) expenditures (data source and illustration: GfK GeoMarketing).

Comparison of retail spendings to purchasing power in Europe, GfK GeoMarketing

While Spanish, Polish and Turkish shoppers spent between 35 to 56 percent of their net income in retail venues prior to the current economic downturn, the notoriously frugal German consumers devoted only around a third of their disposable income to this area. Therefore, only around 28 percent of Germans' purchasing power went toward retail expenditures in 2007. Due to this already modest level of spending, GfK GeoMarketing's “GfK POS Turnover for the Retail Trade 2009” study does not anticipate a major decline in Germany's retail turnover volume even amidst the current economic crisis.

For more information on the study "GfK POS Turnover 2009, Germany",
access the February 10, 2009 press release at

Download the map in high-resolution *.tif format (21 x 14.8 cm) here (approx. 0.6 MB).

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About GfK GeoMarketing

GfK GeoMarketing is one of Europe’s largest providers of geomarketing solutions for customers from all branches of trade. Its services include:

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  • RegioGraph DISTRICT RegioGraph and DISTRICT geomarketing software solutions

The company is a subsidiary of the international GfK network. Ranked among the world’s top 5 market research organizations, the GfK Group consists of 115 subsidiaries and approximately 10,000 employees, with operations in more than 100 countries.

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