The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.


Market Share of Companies
Apple $x.xlock
Dell $x.xlock
Hewlett Packard Enterprise $x.xlock
Lenovo Group Limited $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

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 Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, competing trends have defined the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing 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. Conversely, growing competition from tablet devices and mobile phones has eroded demand for traditional PCs worldwide. Over the next five years, the industry will benefit from broad economic growth and greater market acceptance of digital information. Furthermore, product innovations and growing demand for information technology in emerging markets will fuel revenue growth in these regions...

    Industry Locations

    Production costs, supply chain efficiencies, historical factors and the location of downstream markets all factor into the geographical spread of computer hardware manufacturing establishments. Developed nations, which account for the majority of this industry's revenue, are increasingly relying on imports to meet domestic demand for computer hardware. While major computer hardware brand owners tend to be headquartered in developed countries, many of these companies have established manufacturing capacity in low-cost countries or have outsourced production to companies located in low-cost countries. New..

    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
    Computer manufacturing
    Computer storage device manufacturing
    Computer terminal manufacturing
    Other computer peripheral manufacturing
    Industry Activities
    Computer and assembly
    Computer storage device
    Computer terminal
    Computer peripheral equipment

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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 demand
  • Regional shifts
  • Profit
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Rising demand and falling prices
  • Portability and the cloud
  • Outsourcing continues
  • Trends to look out for
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Computer manufacturing
  • Other computer peripheral manufacturing
  • Computer storage device manufacturing
  • Computer terminal manufacturing
  • Chart: Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Trade
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Direct sales
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    Lenovo Group LimitedDell Inc.HP Inc.Hewlett Packard Enterprise CompanyApple Computer Inc
  • Table: Lenovo Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Dell Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: HP Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company - financial performance
  • Table: Apple Computer Inc - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Computer Hardware Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World GDP (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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