Global Refurbished Smartphones Report 2022: Market grows by 5% while Apple grows by 16% YoY


The refurbished smartphone markets are growing globally. In 2022, some drivers of this growth have matured and now there are new drivers which are pushing growth as well. The demand is high while the industry is pursuing all avenues to increase supply.

This Counterpoint Research report analyses the entire pre-owned and refurbished smartphone market both in global and regional terms. The value chain for these smartphones is a complicated one and this report simplifies the understanding of this chain by giving insights into benefits, pain points and need-gaps. The report tracks the volume of refurbished smartphones sales, OEM market share, ASPs (average selling price) trends, most-sold models. It provides volume forecasts and other market dynamics.

In this edition of the report, we have included additional insights:

  • The role of 5G in the secondary smartphone markets
  • Additional markets where sales have increased: Australia, South Korea, Canada etc.
  • Consumer replacement rates and its effects
  • New business models gaining ground.
  • A forecast of volumes to come.

This report is useful for:

  • Refurbished ecosystem players
  • OEMs and Retailers
  • Companies powering device trade-ins and insurance.
  • Smartphone component and accessories players
  • E-commerce companies
  • Sustainability channel players
  • Companies looking to enter the pre-owned markets and any enterprise that wants to understand the global secondary smartphone market.

Table of contents:

  • Methodology
  • Context and Dynamics of the Industry
  • Executive Summary slide
  • Refurbished sales by region
  • OEM market share
  • Global ASPs
  • Most sold models
  • Growing 5G share.
  • Forecast
  • Replacement rates
  • Refurbished volumes vs. new smartphones
  • New business models gaining ground.
  • Global Pre-owned-to-Consumption Flow Chart
  • Regional deep dive:
    • Channel Flow, 2022
    • Smartphone Sales by OEM, 2018-2022
    • Domestic vs Imported, 2021-2022
    • Market share, 2022
      • Commentary Slides on Market Dynamics
      • USA
      • China
      • India
      • Europe
      • LATAM
      • Southeast Asia
      • Japan
      • Africa
      • Rest of World
      • Appendix.

Number of Pages: 100

Published Date: April 2023



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