Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry is very competitive, as falling selling prices and low profit margins show. 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 has tended to shift to countries that have access to low-cost labour and 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 £1.1 billion in 2014-15, down 4.5% on the previous year. The domestic market for computers and peripheral equipment is estimated to be £8.4 billion in 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The location of industry activity is affected by a number of historical factors, including: where major players were founded, proximity to complementary industries such as software and electronic component manufacturers, access to cheap raw materials and labour, and proximity to customers and export markets.
The South East
The South East accounts for the largest number of industry establishments, with approximately 24.1% of industry establishments located there... purchase to read more