BMI View: Bahrain is a small but lucrative consumer electronics market, and strong support fromdemographic trends will help to counter the limitations on growth set by a mature core market where mostdevice categories are saturated by 2017. This should see modest overall device spending growth; withupside if new technologies such as VR/AR or wearables achieve mass market adoption. Although one of thebetter positioned GCC markets, another move lower in oil prices or escalation of regional politicaltensions, are both sources of downside.
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Computer Hardware Sales: from USD144mn in 2017 to USD150mn in 2021, at a compound annualgrowth rate (CAGR) of 1.1%. The pressure on PC sales from smartphone cannibalisation will be a drag,but there is upside in premium ultra-slim, gaming and hybrid notebooks.