Battery low: Offshoring activity and intense import competition will inhibit revenue

The Computer Manufacturing industry has declined over the past five years, as the domestic market has become saturated. High import competition, exacerbated by an appreciating US dollar and advances in substitute technology have caused fierce price competition in the industry. This, in addition to decreasing input costs has hindered the industry's revenue growth over the five years to 2017. Nonetheless, industry revenue and profit are expected to endure slow growth over the next five years, as demand for computers is anticipated to continue to increase in tandem with levels of standardization and price competition increasing...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • High import competition and advances in substitute technology have caused fierce price competition
  • Computers are increasingly being assembled with standardized components
  • Major computer manufacturers will continue to produce computers abroad
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The Computer Manufacturing industry operates in a highly globalized market, bringing together components that are manufactured worldwide for assembly in a single location. Therefore, the concentration of computer manufacturing facilities near major ports comes as no surprise. With the widespread use of lean-manufacturing protocols, computer manufacturers heavily favor locations that minimize delays in getting products to market, not to mention shipping expenses. However, convenience of shipping is not the only criteria for a successful location.Computer manufacturing and design also require highly educated employees who are easiest to find in regions with strong engineering schools and other computer manufacturers. Fur...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Computer Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Effective advertising and branding
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Import penetration into the manufacturing sector and Price of computers and peripheral equipment in the Computer Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Computer Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture and assemble personal computers, laptops and servers. Operators typically purchase computer components (e.g. motherboards and graphics cards) from dedicated manufacturers in other industries, such as semiconductor and circuit manufacturing (IBISWorld report 33441a). This industry does not include tablet computers or manufacturers of computer monitors, mice, keyboards and printers (33411b).

    Industry Products
  • Desktop computers
  • Portable computers
  • Servers
  • Industry Activities
  • Personal computer
  • Laptop
  • Desktop
  • Server
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Import penetration into the manufacturing sector
  • Price of computers and peripheral equipment
  • Demand from data processing and hosting services
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • The globalization of production
  • Lower prices limit growth further
  • Portability preferred
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry trends
  • Lower prices limit growth further
  • Table: Computer Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Information
  • Public Administration
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Semiconductor & Circuit Manufacturing
  • Wire & Cable Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Portable computers
  • Servers
  • Desktop computers
  • Other
  • Chart: Computer Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

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

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    International Business Machines Corp., HP Inc., Dell Inc.,
  • Table: International Business Machines Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: HP Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Dell Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer 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 Computer 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)
  • Price of Computers and Peripheral Equipment (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cloud Computing
  • Web-based processing that provides resources, software and information to computers and other devices on demand over the internet.
  • Open Source
  • A licensing system that makes software source code available to the public to use, or develop further, at no charge.
  • Smartphone
  • A mobile phone that offers advanced PC-like capabilities.
  • Tablet Pc
  • A portable computer with a touch screen as the primary input device.
  • Virtualization
  • Emerging technology that enables one computer to seamlessly use the resources of another over a network connection.
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