engine - 9:44 am on Feb 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
US Consumer Electronics Spending in 2011 Grew to $144 Billion [news.cnet.com]
According data crunched by NPD, U.S. consumer electronics sales reached $144 billion in 2011, with Apple topping as the No. 1 brand. Additionally, in-store sales fell by 2.5 percent in 2011, while online sales jumped by 7 percent.
The top five categories for electronic spending were PCs, TVs, tablets and e-readers, mobile phones, and video game hardware, which accounted for nearly 60 percent of all sales in 2011, according to NPD.