US Computers & Peripherals Demand to Rise 2.0% Annually in Nominal Terms to 2022


Cleveland, OH, August 9, 2018 — US final demand (representing sales measured at prices sold to end users) for computers and peripherals is forecast to rise 2.0% annually in nominal terms to 2022, according to Computers & Peripherals: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Suppliers will benefit from growth in consumer spending on electronic devices as disposable income levels rise, increased investment by businesses, and expanding government spending.

The product mix is expected to continue changing, particularly for the household market, as customers continue to adopt new technologies and product forms, such as two-in-one computers, while attempting to minimize device duplication. The proliferation of smartphones is projected to carry a mixed bag of drivers and constraints across product segments. Smartphones will continue to compete with personal computers for consumer affection, limiting higher sales growth. However, the use of smartphones promotes continued business investment in server infrastructure to support applications for mobile devices.

These and other key insights are featured in Computers & Peripherals: United States. This report forecasts to 2022 US computers and peripherals demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level as well as final demand in nominal US dollars. Final demand represents sales measured at prices sold to end users, via retail channels (primarily to consumers and small organizations) or directly from wholesaler or manufacturers (primarily to large organizations such as businesses or government agencies). Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of:

  • computers
  • computer storage
  • other peripherals such as ATMs, computer terminals, keyboards, mice, monitors, point-of-sale terminals, and printers

Final demand is segmented by market as follows:

  • business
  • household
  • government

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, final demand, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017.

Smartphones, network equipment, external audio speakers, videogame consoles, and accessories such as cable sets and switches are excluded from the scope of this report. Components of storage solutions (e.g., memory semiconductor chips, magnetic recording media, and optical recording media) are also excluded. Furthermore, electronic controllers and processors colloquially referred to as computers – such as the computer chips in motor vehicles, appliances, and commercial and industrial equipment – are semiconductors and are thus outside the scope of this report.

Re-exports of computers and peripherals are excluded from demand and trade figures.

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