The Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing industry produces a range of products, including desktop and laptop personal computers (PCs), computer peripherals and storage devices. Over the five years to 2018, competing trends have defined the industry's performance. Rising income levels throughout the world and the ubiquity of computer technology have increased demand for industry products, particularly in emerging markets. Portability has become a focal point for consumer choice in recent years, as next-generation wireless technology reaches maturity in developed markets and internet access spreads worldwide. Consequently, demand for traditional desktop computers has dissipated at a time when notebook and desktop prices have converged. IBISWorld forecasts industry revenue to rebound...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$271bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-7.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
633,994
Businesses
5,944

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing demand in emerging markets will provide the industry with a platform for growth
  • Computer hardware manufacturing activity in Asia is growing rapidly, due to cost benefits
  • Lower unit selling prices will bolster volume demand, but lower prices could affect revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    Currently, the industry has moderate market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for 40.6% of industry revenue and the top seven accounting for 52.1%. However, market share concentrations within the industry vary by region. Many PC brand owners in this industry, including Dell, HP Inc., 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 operators have gained market share, although these operators represent a negligible portion of industry revenue in comparison with the major players mentioned in this report...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Effective cost controls
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World GDP and Global aggregate private investment in the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures and assembles desktop and laptop computers, computer storage devices and computer terminals, as well as computer peripheral devices, such as servers, modems and routers. Telecommunications equipment, such as cell phones, is excluded from this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Desktops
  • Laptops
  • Systems and servers
  • Storage devices
  • Parts and attachments
  • Other peripheral equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Computer and assembly
  • Computer storage device
  • Computer terminal
  • Computer peripheral equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World GDP
  • Global aggregate private investment
  • Global consumer sentiment index
  • Global internet usage
  • Number of students in OECD countries

  • Current Performance
    External competition weakens demandRegional shiftsProfitability shapes the industry
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Rising demand and falling pricesMobility reigns supremeManufacturing migrationsAn uncertain outlook
  • Table: Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing
  • Global Deep-Sea, Coastal & Inland Water Transportation
  • Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing
  • Global Semiconductor & Electronic Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Storage devices
  • Other peripheral equipment
  • Systems and servers
  • Parts and attachments
  • Chart: Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Trade
  • Businesses
  • Consumers
  • Public organizations
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profitability
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Product range
  • Distribution capabilities
  • Brand loyalty

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    HP Inc., Lenovo Group Limited, Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company,
  • Table: HP Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Lenovo Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Apple Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Dell Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blade Server
  • Self-contained, all-inclusive computer servers with a design optimized to minimize physical space.
  • Cloud Computing
  • The delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility over the internet.
  • Computer Storage
  • Often called storage or memory, computer storage refers to computer devices and recording media that retain digital data used for computing for some interval of time.
  • Mainframe
  • Large high-speed computer that is often used by corporations and government agencies to support numerous workstations or peripherals.
  • Ultrabook
  • A high-end compact notebook that does not compromise performance or battery life to achieve its size.
  • Workstation
  • A general-purpose computer with a higher performance level than a personal computer.
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