Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry is very competitive, as shown by falling selling prices and low profit margins. Demand for computers and peripheral equipment has been promoted by cheap prices and the release of new and enhanced products and 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. As a result, the number of firms and establishments in the industry has been falling.
The UK industry is expected to generate revenue of £1.1 billion in 2013-14, down 2.5% compared with 2012-13. The domestic market for computers and peripheral equipment is estimated to be £8.2 billion in 2013-14, down 0.1%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Industry revenue is expected to decline by a compound annual rate of 5.9% over the five years through 2013-14, falling to £1.1 billion in 2013-14. The industry has displayed moderate volatility with a downward trend; annual changes in revenue range from a decrease of 2.5% in 2013-14 to a decrease of 12.6% in 2010-11. Profit margins have been held down by contracting revenue and pricing pressures, partly offset by cost-efficiency initiatives and exits from product and market segments that offer relatively low margins. There has been a decline in industry employment with 12,177 employees in 2008-09 reducing to a forecast 8,130 employees in 2013-14. Revenue per employee is expected to increase over this period as firms focus on increasing efficiency... purchase to read more