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 worth £8.4 billion in 2014-15... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
This industry is estimated to have moderate barriers to entry. A large number of businesses in the industry have a low revenue base, which reflects low capital costs. However, many of these small entities are simple assembly operations. There can be high barriers to developing significant size and a value-added operation.
Major brand owners usually spend significant amounts on R&D and marketing. However, UK computer and peripherals manufacturers are largely assembly operations that add little in-house technology content and tend to have limited reach and resources. In addition, computer equipment buyers are increasingly focusing on purchasing from well-known, reputed and financially strong companies... purchase to read more