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
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 macro scale, demand for industry products is usually determined by aggregate private investment, which includes capital expenditure on computer products, and the GDPs of fast-growing economies that are home to lucrative consumer markets.
Over the five years to 2016, technological development in upstream semiconductor and electronic inputs manufacturing has driven down the prices of industry products... read more