Shut down: Wholesale bypass trends have caused revenue to decline

IBISWorld’s Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling industry has struggled to benefit from increasing adoption of technology across households, businesses and government organisations over the past five years. The industry has been declining for over a decade as wholesalers continue to face pressure from intense competition, substitute products and wholesale bypass. Despite the average manufacturing price of computers rising over the past five years, wholesalers have not been able to pass on these cost increases due to strong price competition. Consequently, industry profit margins have declined over the same period...

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Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the wider economy, is projected to decline by 0.9% annualised over the 10 years through 2021-22. This represents an underperformance relative to the economy, with GDP forecast to grow by an annualised 2.5% over the same period.

Intense downward price pressures, wholesale bypass and competition from substitute products, such as smartphones, have all contributed to declining revenue and profitability over the past five years. Falling profit margins in an increasingly concentrated yet declining industry have led to the exit of many wholesalers over the past five years. Con..

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Industry Products

What is the Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling Industry?

Industry firms wholesale computers, tablets, computer peripheral equipment, computer servers, mainframe computers, computer software and computer games.

Industry Products
Tablet computers
Laptops and notebooks
Personal computers
Servers and mainframes
Software and computer games
Computer peripheral equipment
Computer components
Other products
Industry Activities
Computer peripheral equipment wholesaling
Computer and tablet wholesaling
Computer game wholesaling
Server wholesaling
Software wholesaling
Storage equipment wholesaling
Printer wholesaling
Monitor wholesaling
Scanner wholesaling
Keyboard and mouse wholesaling

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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