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 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 28.6% of industry revenue. 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. Fie.. purchase to read more