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The Retail Market for Personal Computers in the US: Market Research Report

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The Retail Market for Personal Computers Market Research Report | Retail Market Reports | The Retail Market for Computers & Audio Visual Equipment | Sep 2013

Log in: Revenue will continue to increase alongside the reveal of new technologies and devices

IBISWorld’s The Retail Market for Personal Computers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Apple Inc. Apple Inc. market share
Best Buy Best Buy market share
Dell Dell  market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$119bn
Annual Growth 08-13
5.0%
Annual Growth 13-18
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Profit
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Employment
369,562
Businesses
111,316
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

After a slight dip in 2009, revenue has grown since and is expected to continue to do so in the five years to 2018. New technology, including tablets and netbooks, will keep consumers interested in the products that the Retail Market for Personal Computers deals with (which excludes smartphones). A rise in consumer confidence and per capita disposable income means that consumers will likely buy more personal computers.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Personal computer retailers have a low level of capital intensity, spending about $0.08 on capital for every $1.00 spent on labor. Since personal computer retailers are not involved in the manufacturing process, they do not need to invest in heavy machinery, rather in low-skill labor. Over the past five years, capital intensity has been steadily decreasing, with the rapid rise of e-commerce and virtual storefronts. Online sales have decreased the need for great inventories of depreciating computers. The build-to-order model has also contributed to the low depreciation costs, amounting to an estimated 1.0% of revenue in 2013. Retailers have, however, invested in point-of-sale equipment to control inventory size and remain cost efficient... purchase to read more

 


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What is the The Retail Market for Personal Computers Industry?

Personal computer retailers sell a variety of personal computers (PCs), a category that includes desktop computers, laptops, netbooks and tablet PCs. Industry participants also sell peripheral equipment such as displays, keyboards, mice printers and scanners. The industry excludes sales of smartphones. This report shows the size of the retail market for this product and includes sales from all major retail channels, including specialty stores, general merchandisers and internet retailers.

Industry Products
Desktop computersLaptopsNetbooksTabletsComputer peripheral equipment
 
Industry Activities
Retailing desktop computersRetailing computer peripherals (e.g. printers, monitors, keyboards, mice and speakers)Retailing tablet devices


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