The Computer Manufacturing industry in Canada is quickly declining as fierce international competition continues to flood the domestic market with low-cost imports. Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to decline. Trade trends reveal the underlying factors that have precipitated the industry's demise over the past five years. Consumers are consistently opting to bypass industry operators in favour of often lower-cost imports. Computer manufacturers are expected to experience similar trends moving forward. Price competition will prevent manufacturers from commanding higher margins and achieving growth, and will simultaneously encourage operators to outsource. Meanwhile, competition from tablets and smartphones will threaten computer sales, exacerbating the industry's decline. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is expected to contract. However, layoffs and slim manufacturing will sustain profit margins over the next five years.
This industry manufactures or assembles personal computers, laptops and servers. Operators typically purchase computer components (e.g. motherboards and graphics cards) from dedicated manufacturers in other industries (see IBISWorld report 33441a, Semiconductor and Circuit Manufacturing). This industry does not include tablet computers, nor does it include manufacturers of computer monitors, mice, keyboards and printers (see IBISWorld report 33411b, Computer Peripheral Manufacturing).
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.