Shutting down: High costs encouraged offshoring and outsourcing, lowering enterprise numbers

The Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry is highly competitive, which is displayed by low selling prices and tight profit margins. Demand for industry products has been promoted by cheap prices and the release of new and enhanced products, computer software and applications. However, computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing activity has largely shifted to countries that have access to low-cost labour and more efficient supply chains. The number of firms operating in the UK industry has consequently fallen over the past five years.The industry is expected to generate revenue of £972.7 million in 2018-19, down 3.8% on the previous year. Industry revenue is forecast to contract at a compound annual rate of more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong import competition and pressure on prices has contributed to revenue decline
  • The success of the UK-manufactured RaspberryPi contrasts with the industry’s offshoring trend
  • Rising business capital expenditure is anticipated to benefit industry demand over the coming years
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    This industry is estimated to have moderate barriers to entry. A large number of businesses in the industry have a low revenue base, which reflects low capital costs. However, UK computer and peripheral equipment manufacturers are largely assembly operations that add little in-house technology content and tend to have limited reach and resources. There can be high barriers to developing significant size and a value-added operation. Major brand owners usually spend significant amounts on R&D and marketing. In addition, computer equipment buyers are increasingly focusing on purchasing from well-known, reputed and financially strong companies.Competition in the industry is high. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Economies of scale
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and Government capital expenditure in the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing industry produce or assemble electronic computers, including mainframes, desktop computers, laptops and servers. They also manufacture peripheral equipment such as storage devices, printers, monitors and keyboards.

    Industry Products
  • Desktop computers
  • Portable computers
  • Servers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Interface devices
  • Other final products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing computers
  • Manufacturing mainframe computers
  • Manufacturing hard drives, flash drives and other storage devices
  • Manufacturing optical disk drives
  • Manufacturing printers
  • Manufacturing scanners
  • Manufacturing computer accessories
  • Manufacturing smart card readers
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Government capital expenditure
  • Demand from computer and gaming product retailers
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Real household disposable income
  • Percentage of households with internet access

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • Demand, offshoring and opportunity
  • Niche products
  • Downstream spending
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand trends
  • Imports and exports
  • Falling prices and rising competition
  • Table: Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Wholesaling
  • Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • Financial and Insurance Activities
  • Public Administration and Defence; Compulsory Social Security
  • Education
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Loaded Electronic Board Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Servers
  • Desktop computers
  • Other final products
  • Portable computers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Interface devices
  • Chart: Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price
  • Product advancements
  • Substitute products
  • Capital expenditure

  • Major Markets
  • Public sector
  • Businesses
  • Retailers and wholesalers
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Stone Computers Ltd,
  • Table: Stone Computers Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer & Peripheral Equipment 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 & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Creative Destruction
  • Economic development as the result of forces in the market created by the opportunity to seek profit.
  • Direct-Attached Storage
  • A storage device that is directly connected to a computer and cannot be accessed from any other computer.
  • Heterogeneous Goods
  • Goods made by companies that are significantly differentiated from each other.
  • Optical Disk Drive
  • A disk drive that uses laser light or electromagnetic waves near the visible light spectrum to read or write data to or from optical disks.
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