Argentina Information Technology Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Argentina Information Technology Report

Argentina Information Technology Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Argentina Information Technology Report
Published Sep 10, 2016
68 pages — Published Sep 10, 2016
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The devaluation of the peso in December ---- is a central factor determining our forecast for Argentina s IT market in ----, particularly for the hardware segment after upgrade/replacement sales were concentrated in -M--, ahead of expected devaluation. We forecast a strong IT spending growth rate of --.- in local currency terms, but with inflation running at -- this is only positive in nominal terms and the devaluation of the peso means it corresponds to a drop of --.- in US dollar terms. ...The devaluation of the peso in December ---- is a central factor determining our forecast for Argentina s IT market in ----, particularly for the hardware segment after upgrade/replacement sales were concentrated in -M--, ahead of expected devaluation. We forecast a strong IT spending growth rate of --.- in local currency terms, but with inflation running at -- this is only positive in nominal terms and the devaluation of the peso means it corresponds to a drop of --.- in US dollar terms. Depreciation will have a negative impact on the PC market through higher prices for imported hardware and cost increases for domestic assemblers that for the most part rely on components imported from East Asia. Furthermore, consumers rushed to upgrade devices ahead of the expected devaluation in -M--, which adds to the negative trend in ----. There is however a minor positive over ---- - when devaluation last took place - due to the expansion of domestic production of notebooks and tablets which will help maintain supply, though assemblers reliance on imported components priced in US dollars means they will face margin pressures and have to pass on costs to consumers.

...Computer Hardware Sales: From ARS--.-bn in ---- to ARS--.-bn in ----, corresponding to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -.- . Pent-up demand after disruption over --------- means there is potential for strong growth over the medium term, but downside should smartphones cannibalise retail PC sales to a greater extent than we currently envisage. ...Computer Hardware Sales: From ARS--.-bn in ---- to ARS--.-bn in ----, corresponding to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -.- . Pent-up demand after disruption over --------- means there is potential for strong growth over the medium term, but downside should smartphones cannibalise retail PC sales to a greater extent than we currently envisage. Software Sales: From ARS--.-bn in ---- to ARS--.-bn in ----, a CAGR of --.- . ...IT Services Sales: From ARS--.-bn in ---- to ARS--.-bn in ----, a CAGR of --.- . The cost-saving potential of IT services has insulated the segment from the worst effects of economic uncertainty, and outsourcing and cloud computing are expected to continue to perform well.

...BMI View: The Argentine IT market has considerable potential, but economic challenges have been a drag on growth in recent years. Challenging economic conditions are again a negative for IT demand in ---- as a result of the devaluation of the peso in December ----, particularly in the hardware segment where price rises reduced affordability. ...

  
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