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 Products Chapter
The majority of computers manufactured in the United Kingdom are desktop computers. The UK industry is particularly focused on producing made-to-measure consumer PCs and fulfilling large-scale public and corporate contracts. The value and mainstream segments of computer manufacturing, which cover machines worth £300 or less and between £300 and £600, are estimated to account for 43.1% of industry demand. Consumers with lower disposable incomes are increasingly purchasing value desktop PCs. It is likely that some consumers are waiting longer to replace their computer because the fast pace of technological change is deterring them from investing... purchase to read more