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
In an increasingly connected and tech-savvy global society, computer equipment and computer peripheral products are quickly becoming household essentials throughout the world. Typically, demand for computer products is directly related to consumer confidence and household disposable income levels, and indirectly related to prices. On a more macro scale, demand for industry products is usually determined by aggregate private investment, which includes capital expenditure on computer products, and the GDP of fast-growing economies that are home to lucrative consumer markets.
In the five years to 2014, technological development in upstream semiconductor and electronic inputs manufacturing has driven down the prices of industry products... read more