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

IBISWorld’s Computer Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Computer and peripheral equipment prices likely to fall, limiting industry revenue potential
  • Computers are increasingly being assembled with standardized components
  • Companies will continue to manufacture abroad to take advantage of lower labor costs

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The US Computer Manufacturing industry is declining as the domestic market reaches saturation. As a result of offshoring in an effort to reduce production costs and heavy import penetration, domestic manufacturing activity has weakened. Although demand for computers is anticipated to increase over the next five years, US computer manufacturers as a whole are not expected to produce these goods domestically. Major manufacturers will continue to produce computer products abroad in order to take advantage of lower labor costs and be closer to semiconductor manufacturers that produce essential computer inputs...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Computer Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity. An estimated $0.09 is allocated toward capital expenses for every dollar spent on labor. Capital intensity has increased since 2012, when $0.03 was invested in capital for every dollar spent on labor. Companies have increasingly invested in automated assembly processes to reduce labor costs. Additionally, Computer manufacturers often do not actually produce computer components (see IBISWorld report 33441a Semiconductor and Circuit Manufacturing), which is the most capital-intensive activity in the supply chain.

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    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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    Industry Products

    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

    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
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Chart: Computer Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    HP Inc.Dell Inc.International Business Machines Corp.
  • Table: HP Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Dell Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: International Business Machines Corp. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Computer Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • 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
    Jargon & Glossary
    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 allows one computer to seamlessly use the resources of another over a network connection.
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