Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Australian Computer and Related Equipment Manufacturing industry is constrained by a small local market, limited export orientation, a lack of locally sourced components and high manufacturing costs. Global companies like Dell, Lenovo, Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba, Acer, Oracle and IBM have a significant share of the Australian and global markets. In 2012-13, the industry is expected to generate revenue of $767.1 million, down 4.2% compared with 2011-12. The industry will contribute about $164.3 million to the Australian economy, accounting for an estimated 0.01% of Australian GDP.
The value of exports is forecast to be $1.24 billion in 2012-13, down 1.5% from the previous year. A significant proportion of export revenue is represented by re-exports of imported products... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
According to the ABS, New South Wales accounted for 37.2% of all actively trading businesses in this industry in June 2011, with Victoria accounting for 28.0%, Queensland 17.2%, Western Australia 9.0% and South Australia 7.3%.
The high level of concentration in New South Wales and Victoria is mainly due to firms locating near suppliers and major customers (i.e. head offices of major companies and governments, and major population bases)... purchase to read more