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 Key Buyers Chapter
Industry concentration is low, since the top four players are estimated to account for 18.3% of industry revenue in 2014-15. Concentration has increased in certain segments in the past five years because the UK manufacturing sector has shrunk whilst major players have merged and expanded their market shares. However, products and markets have broadened. The small size of most firms is demonstrated by the fact that 69.5% of establishments in the industry have annual revenue of less than £250,000, and 76.2% employ fewer than five people. Small establishments manufacturing in low volumes dominate the UK market.
Local companies hold a very small percentage of the UK market for computers and peripherals... purchase to read more