Wholesalers of electronic and telecommunications equipment are expected to generate revenue of £18.5 billion in 2015-16. This is a solid 4.8% increase on the previous year and demonstrates improved stability in what has been a generally volatile period for the industry. Poor economic conditions as a result of the financial crisis caused demand from businesses and consumers to decline over the first half of the period. Businesses reined in their spending to protect profit margins, while households became reluctant to make expensive discretionary purchases. This caused revenue to fall steeply over the first two years of the period in question.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.