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Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.520 | Nov 2016

In need of a reboot: Low consumer and business confidence damage wholesaler revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Cisco International Ltd Cisco International Ltd market share
Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

At the beginning of the five-year period through 2016-17, low confidence lingered following the downturn of 2008, leading to low investment in commercial telecommunications equipment, while consumers also reined in spending. Improving conditions led to a brief reprieve in 2013-14, to be followed once again by dwindling confidence. Wholesalers of electronic and telecommunications equipment are also expected to feel the effects of the economic uncertainty brought about by the EU referendum result. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17 to £14.7 billion.

Operators have been supported by steady demand for certain products, like smartphones, Wi-Fi routers and modems... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Telecommunications equipment

Wholesaling telecommunications equipment is the major activity in the industry and is expected to account for 59.6% of revenue in 2016-17. Products in this segment include broadcasting equipment, telephones, communications equipment, modems, routers, navigational equipment, public address systems, radar equipment and radios. This segment has grown considerably over the past decade as a result of the ever increasing dependence on the internet and mobile phone. An estimated 87.3% of UK households have internet access in 2016-17, compared with approximately 52% a decade earlier. This expansion has led to rapid growth in demand for telecommunications equipment, along with the impressive success of smartphones over the past five years. Alt.. purchase to read more


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What is the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

Firms in this industry sell electronic parts and telecommunications equipment, in addition to blank CDs and DVDs. Discs and tapes that have already been recorded on are not covered by the industry. Selling computers and computer peripheral equipment is also not included in the industry.

Industry Products
Telecommunications equipment Electronic componentsBlank CDs and DVDs
Industry Activities
Wholesaling electronic valves and tubesWholesaling semiconductor devicesWholesaling microchips and integrated circuitsWholesaling printed circuitsWholesaling blank CDs and DVDsWholesaling telephone and communications equipment

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