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Electronic Component Distribution Market Report 2000

  • ID: 3630
  • January 2000
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

The electronic component distribution sector comprises companies engaged in the distribution of active, passive and electromagnetic electronic components, either manufactured by the companies concerned or supplied by specialist manufacturers. In 1999, the electronic components market was worth £6.74bn.

Between 1995 and 1999, the market experienced a period of strong growth in volume terms, but in most market segments, market value actually declined in the last 2 years of the review period. The latter part of 1998 and 1999 has witnessed a general slowdown in the growth of the value of the UK electronic components market, due largely to oversupply, a tightening economic climate and the effect of the continuing strength of sterling. However, as the supply situation is tightening, excess capacity is reduced and prospects for 2000 look favourable.

Although the UK electronics market is mature, the UK Government's commitment to digital broadcasting technology and the liberalised nature of the UK telecommunications industry offer good opportunities for investment in consumer electronics and the components essential to them. Nevertheless, the wide fluctuations of the pound READ MORE >

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