Price mobile phone in the Netherlands dropped significantly




Price mobile phone in the Netherlands dropped significantly

The price of mobile phones and smartphones in newsstand sales has dropped by nearly 9 percent last year. That claims statistics office CBS. It is the first time in years that the price of phones so hard falls.

The price of phones in newsstand sales fell especially rapidly in the final months of last year. Where in the beginning of 2013 the price was around one percent lower than the same month the year before, a phone in December 2013 was 14 percent lower than in December 2012. Over the year, the decline 8.7 percent. It concerns on mobile and landline phones, but according to CBS, the share of fixed phones quite small.

CBS calculates the figure on the basis of the price of a selection of handsets, which is regularly updated, said a spokesman at Tweakers. “We will take a basket of phones that are common to buy Dutch a lot.” The spokesman does not mention specific models.

The most logical explanation would be that the phones in the ‘basket’ in prices have fallen, but in previous years there was a sharp drop in prices, which makes it really comes from the fact that phones are cheaper, according to the notes.

Computer equipment was also cheaper in 2013, according to the figures. However, the decline of 2.5 percent is a lot less than previous years, when prices fell much harder every year. Telephone and Internet services were first in years cheaper: Dutch were last year for the same services 1.9 percent cheaper.

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