Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Rising income levels throughout the world and the ubiquity of computer technology have increased demand for industry products, particularly in emerging markets. However, growing competition from tablet devices and mobile phones has eroded demand for traditional PCs worldwide, thus limiting growth in the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing industry. In the next five years, industry revenue is expected to grow, as the industry will benefit from broad-based economic growth and greater market acceptance of digital information. Additionally, product innovations and growing demand in emerging markets will fuel growth... read more
Industry Key Buyers
The industry has low market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for less than 26.0% of industry revenue. However, market share concentrations within the industry vary by region. Many PC brand owners in this industry, including Dell, HP, Acer and Lenovo, have outsourced at least some of their manufacturing to contract manufacturers. As brand owners continue to outsource production to manufacturing companies located in countries with low production costs, those manufacturing firms have gained market share.
Some niche manufacturers of hardware and peripherals such as disk drives and printers exhibit higher degrees of concentration than the overall industry... read more