Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Despite increasing sales of computers over the past five years, falling computer prices have been impeding revenue growth for the industry. In addition, firms have had to face rising competition from tablets. To buoy growth in the coming years, the industry is expanding to emerging markets, where rising disposable incomes are boosting these regions' demand for computers and hardware... read more
Industry SWOT Analysis
The Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing industry is considered to be in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which represents the industry's contribution to the global economy, is forecast to increase at an annualized rate of 2.1% in the 10 years to 2019, while the global economy (GDP) is forecast to grow at an annualized 3.6% over the same period. Although a lower IVA rate signifies a declining industry, computer and computer peripheral products have an established market worldwide and, although faced with increasing threats from tablets, enjoy steady demand from consumers.
In some emerging markets, sales volumes are growing at a rapid pace due to the release of new products and declines in unit selling prices... read more