Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry is very competitive, as indicated by falling selling prices and low profit margins. Demand for computers and peripheral equipment has been promoted by cheap prices and by the release of new and enhanced products, computer software and applications. However, computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing shifted to countries that have access to low-cost labour and more efficient supply chains, which means that the number of firms and establishments in the United Kingdom has been falling.
The industry is expected to generate revenue of £1039.8 million in 2015-16, down 5.9% on the previous year. Industry revenue is forecast to contract at a compound annual rate of 3.7%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 3.7% over the five years through 2015-16, falling to just over £1 billion in the current year. The industry has displayed some volatility, but revenue has fallen in all years of the period and is expected to drop by a further 5.9% over the current year. Contracting revenue and pricing pressures have held down profit margins, but this has been partly offset by cost-efficiency initiatives and exits from product and market segments that offer relatively low margins.
Over most of the five-year period, the unit selling prices for comparable products are expected to decline... purchase to read more