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 computers in 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 industry's 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 having a low level of capital intensity, but in 2014-15 depreciation is estimated to be slightly higher due to capital costs associated with merging the operations of Carphone Warehouse and Dixons, whereas wage costs are at a relatively low level... purchase to read more