US consumer electronics prices experience the biggest decline in 5 months

Falling prices in September for plasma televisions and digital cameras sparked the biggest monthly decline in US consumer electronics prices in five months, according to NPD Consumer Electronics Price Watch. A decline of 9.2% (or about $250) in prices of 42-inch plasma screen TVs brought the sets’ average price to below $2,500 for the first time and led an overall decline of 2.7% for the most popular consumer electronics goods. The price for a market basket of the 27 most popular electronics goods fell to $11 642 in September.