Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry is highly 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 has largely shifted to countries that have access to low-cost labour and more efficient supply chains, and the number of firms operating in the United Kingdom has consequently fallen.
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 - 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