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Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling in the US: Market Research Report

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Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Market Research Report | NAICS 42343 | Oct 2014

System update: Increased demand will boost revenue but external competition offers concern

IBISWorld’s Computer & Packaged Software 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$288bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.8%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
209,224
Businesses
9,173
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry is expected to increase during the five years to 2014, as a result of growing demand for laptops and tablets. However, while demand for computers, computer accessories and software is growing, revenue for wholesalers has been hindered by the practice of wholesale bypass, in which manufacturers forego wholesale distributors and sell directly to end users or resellers. In the five years to 2019, revenue will benefit from growth in unit sales of computer-related products, brought on by the economic recovery. In addition, wholesalers will also benefit from computer manufacturers' increased productivity as a result of consolidations and technological innovations... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

While demand for computers and related equipment has grown considerably in the five years to 2014, computer wholesalers have endured increasing price competition and a shift by manufacturers toward direct-sales models. Although private investment in computers and software increased at an average annual rate of 3.6% in the five years to 2014, the price of computers and peripheral equipment decreased at an annualized rate of 3.9% over the same period. Nevertheless, continued high demand for industry products is expected to increase revenue for the Computer and Packaged Software Wholesaling industry. However, the strong growth rate does not adequately represent the true revenue growth, as it is affected by the revenue volatility of the past five years... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Computer & Packaged Software Wholesaling Industry?

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling computers, computer peripheral equipment, loaded computer boards and computer software. Manufacturers' sales branches and offices with wholesale functions are included within this industry.

Industry Products
Desktop computersLaptop computersPackaged softwareComputer monitorsHard drivesPrinters and scannersMice and keyboards
 
Industry Activities
Computer boards, loaded, merchantrsComputer peripheral equipment merchantrsComputer software, packaged, merchantrsComputers wholesalingDisk drives, computer, merchantrsLoaded computer boards merchantrsMother boards merchantrsPeripheral equipment, computer, merchantrsPrinters, computer, packaged, merchantrs


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