Bahrain Information Technology Report 2016 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Bahrain Information Technology Report 2016

Bahrain Information Technology Report 2016 - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Bahrain Information Technology Report 2016
Published Nov 28, 2015
65 pages — Published Nov 28, 2015
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In the context of already high incomes, with GDP per capita of USD--,--- in ----, Bahrain s medium term economic outlook is quite strong - and will support IT market expansion. Our Country Risk team forecasts real GDP growth will average - annually ---------, with real private consumption and government spending forecast to be slightly faster at - and -.- respectively over the same period. ...The introduction of BMI s household income analysis in the ---- report provides additional detail to the consumption outlook, with particular relevance to the retail hardware market, but also having wider implications through confidence levels. The data demonstrate Bahrain s status as among the high income markets globally, with only - of households forecast to have annual income below USD-,--- in ---- - the level at which we consider them external to the PC market due to insufficient purchasing power. The market is instead characterised by the -- of households forecast to have incomes above USD--,--- in ---- - an extremely high proportion in a regional and global context. ...This is expected to be a boon for Apple, which has the leading position in the premium market for smartphones, notebooks and tablets. There is however also scope for Microsoft and leading Windows partner vendors to capitalise on market characteristics in order to grow high value hybrid notebook revenues, for instance Microsoft s own Surface hybrid devices, as consumers look beyond the Apple-defined tablet-notebook divide.

...BMI forecasts Bahraini IT spending will increase by -.- in ---- to a total of BHD---mn, a slight acceleration from growth of -.- in ---- when there was a dip in hardware spending growth as a result of upgrade demand being brought forward to ---- by the withdrawal of official Microsoft support for the XP operating system in April ----. The underlying growth trend will however remain broadly stable, underpinned by steady economic growth, with our in-house Country Risk team for Bahrain forecasting real GDP growth of -.- alongside real final private consumption growth of -.- in ----. ...The underlying growth trend will however remain broadly stable, underpinned by steady economic growth, with our in-house Country Risk team for Bahrain forecasting real GDP growth of -.- alongside real final private consumption growth of -.- in ----. A supportive economic environment and a -.- increase in the adult population (those aged --+) to -.--mn will make positive contributions to retail hardware spending growth, but demand growth in this sub- segment will underperform the IT market as a whole due to saturation. Bahrain had the second highest level of household PC penetration in the Middle East at YE-- (latest data) at -- , reflecting an almost entirely diminished pool of first-time buyers. ...Bahrain had the second highest level of household PC penetration in the Middle East at YE-- (latest data) at -- , reflecting an almost entirely diminished pool of first-time buyers. As a result vendors will rely on upgrade/replacement sales in ----,

...� Business Monitor International Ltd Page - while there will also be demand growth for personal devices such as tablets and hybrid notebooks, supporting by the high levels of disposable income of local consumers. It will be the software and IT services that outperform in ----, and BMI forecasts respective growth rates of -.- and -.- . ...

  
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