Slowing down: Profit has declined due to tough price competition from foreign manufacturers

The Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing industry has modestly grown over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 1.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $911.2 million. Declines in the value of the Australian dollar have made imports more expensive and have increased demand for locally manufactured products, driving the industry's marginal growth over the period. However, imports have continued to dominate the market for computer products over the past five years. Foreign manufacturers with lower operating costs have put pressure on local prices and have pushed companies out of the industry over the more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Firms have responded to import competition by scaling back operations and increasing efficiency
  • Downsizing by industry manufacturers has caused wage costs to decline over the past five years
  • The industry is anticipated to increasingly focus on business and government clients
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The geographic spread of computer and electronic office equipment manufacturing is generally aligned with population distribution and business concentration across Australia. Local manufacturers benefit from being in close proximity to their major markets, such as wholesalers, businesses and government organisations. Given that the majority of the industry's wholesale and corporate clients are based in New South Wales and Victoria, the industry tends to be overrepresented in these states relative to their share of Australia's population. As the industry primarily relies on imported components, access to port infrastructure is also important. Vic...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing are:

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Trade-weighted index and Average weekly earnings in the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies primarily manufacture computers, electronic office equipment and peripheral devices. This excludes computer repairs and the manufacturing of local area network equipment, such as routers.

    Industry Products
  • Desktop computers
  • Servers
  • Portable computers
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Industry Activities
  • Computer
  • Office machine
  • Computer monitor
  • Computer peripheral
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Average weekly earnings
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment
  • IT and telecommunications adoption

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Niche markets
  • Handheld devices
  • Table: Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling
  • State Government Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Finance
  • Professional Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio Visual Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Portable computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Printers and Scanners
  • Servers
  • Other
  • Chart: Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price
  • Product advancements
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Resellers and consumers
  • Government and education
  • Businesses
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Acer Computer Australia Pty Limited,
  • Table: Acer Computer Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Re-exports (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cloud Computing
  • A device that communicates with external servers to provide computing power, storage and software.
  • Mainframe
  • Used mainly by large organisations for critical applications, typically bulk data processing such as census, industry and consumer statistics, and financial transaction processing.
  • Phablet
  • A smartphone with a screen size that is larger than a typical smartphone but smaller than the typical tablet computer.
  • Re-Export
  • The export of products that have been imported, with little to no modification performed locally.
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