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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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 Threats & Opportunities
  • Low consumer and business confidence damage wholesaler revenue growth
  • Keeping up with technological change and updating stock accordingly is key to success
  • Technological advances and IT adoption will be the main drivers of growth over the next five years
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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

Additional Insights for the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry

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

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Provision of superior customer service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Demand from mobile telephone retailers in the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... 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

    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
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Demand from mobile telephone retailers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing
  • Demand from radio broadcasting
  • Current Performance
  • Demand conditions
  • Mixed signals
  • Profit limits
  • Counterfeit components
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Drivers of growth
  • Enterprise trends
  • Downstream demand
  • Table: Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Computer & Computer Equipment Repair
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Measuring, Testing & Navigational Equipment Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Electronic components
  • Blank CDs and DVDs
  • Chart: Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial sector
  • Industrial sector
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electronic & Telecommunications 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
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited
    Cisco International Ltd
  • Table: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Cisco International Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electronic & Telecommunications 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 Electronic & Telecommunications 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
    Integrated Circuit
  • A miniaturised electronic circuit that has been manufactured on the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material.
  • Printed Circuit Board
  • Electrically insulated boards on which electrical components are assembled and wired together.
  • Semiconductor
  • A substance, usually a solid chemical element or compound, that can conduct electricity under some conditions but not others, making it a good medium for controlling electrical current.

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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
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