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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
Industry concentration is low, since the top four players are estimated to account for 19.9% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Concentration has increased in certain segments in the past five years because the UK manufacturing sector has shrunk while 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 77.1% 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