High voltage: High adoption rates and rapid replacement cycles have supported demand

Electronic and telecommunications equipment wholesalers primarily distribute telecommunications equipment. Over the five years through 2018-19, industry operators have been supported by steady demand for certain products, such as smartphones, Wi-Fi routers and modems. New smartphone models have been released at a faster rate and consumers have responded by updating their handsets more frequently. The replacement cycle of electronic goods is shortening as both firms and consumers aim to keep up with, and benefit from, the latest technological trends. However, because new electronic products are brought to the market at an increasing rate, wholesalers’ stock also depreciates at a rapid rate. As a result, industry operators’ prices are expected to have fallen over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£15bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-1.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
41,899
Businesses
3,133

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rapidly depreciating stock and the relocation of downstream firms have hit performance
  • Recent squeezes on real disposable income have limited demand for consumer electronics
  • The forthcoming rollout of fifth-generation technology is expected to be a key factor in future growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entering the industry are considered to be low. The average wholesaler only requires start-up capital for vehicles, computer systems and warehouse space, with only a small number of workers. In addition, there are no licensing requirements, government regulations or resource constraints that are significant enough to prevent firms from entering the industry. The low barriers to entry are apparent in the large number of industry participants. The emergence of online sales has made it even easier for prospective entrants to gain business.New entrants can begin operating with ease, but the barriers to success are high. Som...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Demand from mobile telephone retailers in the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry?

    Firms in this industry sell electronic parts and telecommunications equipment, in addition to blank CDs and DVDs. Discs and tapes that have already been recorded on are not covered by the industry. Selling computers and computer peripheral equipment is also not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Electronic components
  • Blank CDs and DVDs
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling electronic valves and tubes
  • Wholesaling semiconductor devices
  • Wholesaling microchips and integrated circuits
  • Wholesaling printed circuits
  • Wholesaling blank CDs and DVDs
  • Wholesaling telephone and communications equipment
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Demand from mobile telephone retailers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from computer and peripheral equipment manufacturing
  • Demand from radio broadcasting

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream dependency
  • Electronic expenditure
  • Profitability
  • Counterfeit components
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Supporting growth
  • Enterprise trends
  • Downstream demand
  • Table: Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Computer & Gaming Product Retailers
  • Radio Broadcasting
  • Television Programming & Broadcasting
  • Computer & Computer Equipment Repair

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electronic Component Manufacturing
  • Measuring, Testing & Navigational Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Telecommunications equipment
  • Electronic components
  • Blank CDs and DVDs
  • Chart: Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Commercial sector
  • Industrial sector
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited, Cisco International Ltd,
  • Table: Samsung Electronics (UK) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Cisco International Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling 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 Electronic & Telecommunications Equipment Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Integrated Circuit
  • A miniaturised electronic circuit that has been manufactured on the surface of a thin substrate of semiconductor material.
  • Printed Circuit Board
  • Electrically insulated boards on which electrical components are assembled and wired together.
  • Semiconductor
  • A substance, usually a solid chemical element or compound, that can conduct electricity under some conditions but not others, making it a good medium for controlling electrical current.
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