Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?

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rhlpetrus
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In reply to bobn2, 10 months ago

All these doomsday predictions look only at trends in the industrialized countries. Surely markets there are not going to grow much and may actually shrink in many aspects. But countries like China, Brazil, India and many others are growing their middle classes. Just the BRIC countries hold about 3 billion people, much more than US/Canada/Europe/Japan/Korea together. Then come other Asian and African countries.

Just an example: I was at my daughter's school festival 10 days ago. It's an upper middle class school here in Brazil. Out of about 150 families, about 15 had dslrs/ml cameras with them. Imagine 10% of, say, a middle class made up of 2 billion people (not impossible in the long run for the whole world). IT's a huge market coming. Companies only have to survive what I see as a stagnant period (not necessarily a decaying one). Not too hard to do, I think.

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