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Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.510 | Mar 2017

Troubleshooting issues: Wholesale bypass has constrained revenue growth in recent years

IBISWorld’s Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Hewlett-Packard Limited Hewlett-Packard Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Wholesale bypass has constrained the industry’s performance over the past five years
  • Uncertainty following the EU referendum has caused many firms to hold back on expanding their operations
  • Demand from computer product retailers is likely to increase, particularly boosting revenue from online sales
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Enterprises in the Computer and Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling industry distribute items such as computer hardware, software and storage devices. The products are acquired from manufacturers and then sold to corporations, the government, retailers and resellers. The industry is vulnerable to volatility in terms of downstream demand, which remained low in the aftermath of the recession. Although the industry has since shown some signs of recovery, it remains inhibited by certain factors.

At the start of the five-year period through 2016-17 the industry was affected by weak consumer and business confidence, which led to a reduction in demand for computer and peripheral equipment, constricting wholesale revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Computer and Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling industry faces medium barriers to entry. Although potential entrants face no regulation constraints that prevent entry, initial capital expenses are high. New entrants have to overcome capital costs arising from the investment in buildings and information systems that allow the proper establishment of distribution and wholesaling processes. This is necessary in order to survive alongside large and existing participants that already have efficient systems in place.

Of particular importance is the existence of well-established vertically integrated operators that also operate at the manufacturing and retail level of the supply chain. These companies increase the barriers to success. Suc.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having a cost effective distribution system
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and Demand from computer and gaming product retailers in the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in this industry wholesale and distribute computers and peripheral equipment. Products include computer hardware, software, printers and scanners, servers, storage and other computer peripheral equipment. The industry does not include the wholesale of office equipment.

    Industry Products
    Laptop computersDesktop computersMainframe computersServers and storagePrinters and scannersSoftwareTablet computers
    Industry Activities
    computersperipheral equipmentsoftware and storage products

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Demand from computer and gaming product retailers
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Real household disposable income
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Corporate market
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Rebounding demand
  • Equipment advances
  • Wholesale bypass
  • Technology sector uncertainties
  • Table: Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Department Stores
  • Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • E-Commerce & Online Auctions
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Software Publishing
  • Products & Services
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Software
  • Tablet computers
  • Printers and scanners
  • Mainframe computers
  • Servers and storage
  • Other
  • Chart: Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Businesses and the government
  • Retailers
  • Resellers
  • Direct sales
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Hewlett-Packard Limited
  • Table: Hewlett-Packard Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Mainframe Computer
  • Computers used primarily by large organisations for complex and critical applications such as bulk data processing and analysing consumer statistics.
  • Tablet Computer
  • A relatively new technology, it is a mobile computer contained in a flat touch screen.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A trend whereby the manufacturer sells directly to the retailer or the end user, choosing not to use the services of the wholesaler.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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