Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing in the UK Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing has tended to shift to countries that have access to low-cost labour and deep and efficient supply chains. The UK industry is expected to generate revenue of £1.13 billion in 2012-13, down 0.5% compared with 2011-12. The domestic market for computers and peripheral equipment is estimated at £8.1 billion in 2012-13, down 0.5% compared with 2011-12. Industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 8.5% in the five years through 2012-13. Some unprofitable operations have closed and some companies have transferred production capacity from the United Kingdom (and from other countries where manufacturing costs are relatively high) to countries where manufacturing costs are low, such as China and countries in Eastern Europe. Industry revenue is expected to continue to fall over the next five years to 2017-18. Industry activity will be affected by a loss of market share in both domestic and export markets. Competitive downward pressure on average unit selling prices will also negatively affect revenue. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry.

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Computer & peripheral equipment manufacturing has tended to shift to countries that have access to low-cost labour and deep and efficient supply chains. The UK industry is expected to generate revenue of £1.13 billion in 2012-13, down 0.5% compared with 2011-12. The domestic market for computers and peripheral equipment is estimated at £8.1 billion in 2012-13, down 0.5% compared with 2011-12. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Nigel Fitzpatrick, “industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 8.5% in the five years through 2012-13”. Some unprofitable operations have closed and some companies have transferred production capacity from the United Kingdom (and from other countries where manufacturing costs are relatively high) to countries where manufacturing costs are low, such as China and countries in Eastern Europe.

Industry revenue is expected to continue to fall over the next five years to 2017-18. Fitzpatrick adds, “industry activity will be affected by a loss of market share in both domestic and export markets”. Competitive downward pressure on average unit selling prices will also negatively affect revenue.

The Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry has a low level of market share concentration. The top four players are expected to account for 20.6% of industry revenue in 2012-13. Industry concentration has increased within certain segments in the past five years due to a thinning of the local manufacturing industries, mergers and market share gains by major players. However, products and markets have broadened. Local companies hold a very small percentage of the overall UK market for computers and peripherals. Many of these markets are dominated by brands controlled outside the United Kingdom, such as from the United States, Japan, Taiwan and China. Major companies include Stone Group, RM and Viglen Limited.

For more information on the Computer & Peripheral Manufacturing industry, including latest industry trends, statistics, analysis and market share information, purchase the full report from IBISWorld, the nation’s largest publisher of industry research.

IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Companies in the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry produce electronic computers, such as mainframes, desktop computers, laptops and computer servers; and computer peripheral equipment, such as storage devices and input/output devices such as printers, monitors and keyboards.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalisation & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on many UK industries. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in London, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.ibisworld.co.uk or call (020) 3008 6568.

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