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 - Industry Locations Chapter
Similar to the overall Wholesale sector, establishments in the Computer and Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling industry are primarily located close to major retailers and distributors, which are in turn predominantly situated around major population clusters and areas where household wealth and incomes are relatively high. Proximity to head offices of major customers such as corporations is also important. The distance between major market segments can be critical, because it affects transportation costs and the time for products to reach clients. Industry establishments are particularly concentrated in four regions: the South East, London, East of England and the North West. These regions are the most populous in the United Kingdom.
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