Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The UK computer and gaming market has changed considerably over the past decade. Constant advances in technology and declines in prices have made computers more affordable. Such technology has also given consumers access to the latest programs and applications via a range of new devices that have changed the way they use and integrate computers into their everyday lives.
Computer and gaming product retailers sell a broad range of products, including desktops, laptops, tablet computers and computer software. Retailers may also sell gaming consoles, video games and accessories. Businesses in the industry sell products through physical stores and may also have associated online stores... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
Capital intensity is determined by the ratio of capital to labour. In the absence of official data on capital and labour costs, IBISWorld uses depreciation costs and wage costs as proxies. The capital-to-labour ratio for 2014-15 is estimated to be 0.2:1, which implies that for every £1.00 spent on capital, £5.05 is spent on labour costs. This means that the industry is deemed to exhibit a medium level of capital intensity. Retail industries are usually classified as low capital intensity, however in 2014-15 depreciation is estimated to be slightly higher, whereas wage costs are at a relatively low level.
Capital expenditure in the industry comes in the form of the actual retail store, fixtures and fittings, and cash register and point-of-sale (POS) systems... purchase to read more