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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The UK Computer and Peripheral Manufacturing industry is considered to be in the decline phase of its life cycle. Industry value added is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 4.7% in the 10 years through 2019-20. In comparison, GDP is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.1%, thus industry value added is expected to significantly underperform the wider economy.
Industry value added is expected to decline due to a falling industry revenue, competitive pressure on prices and margins, and growth in imported components and end products. Manufacturers based in the United Kingdom are disadvantaged by relatively high cost structures... purchase to read more