Over the five years to 2020, IBISWorld anticipates that VoIP industry revenue will grow at an annualized rate of 16.8% to $12.3 billion. This growth will come primarily from mobile VoIP services and the business market. However, the development of future regulation and competition from wireless telecommunications carriers may put pressure on future growth. The industry has developed in a lightly regulated environment due to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision not to control or limit voice traffic over the internet; however, the FCC continues to consider additional regulations for the industry. Read the full report on IBIS.
This Key Note Market Update examines the discount retailing market in the UK in terms of the key trends and issues impacting the industry, the value of the leading sectors and the market’s position within the wider retail landscape, focusing on the 5 years between 2010 and 2014, as well as providing forecasts for the future of the market up to 2019. Key Note estimates that following strong annual growth in value over the review period, the total discount retail market increased by 7.7% between 2013 and 2014. Read the full report on Keynote.
Over the five years to 2020, strengthening economic conditions and returning consumer confidence will fuel the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry. The Consumer Confidence Index is expected to rise at an annualized rate of 11.1% over this period, as continuous improvements in credit availability and disposable income encourage consumers to sustain interest in purchasing new vehicles. This trend bodes well for automakers, as industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualized rate of 2.5% to $121.0 billion over the same period. Read the full report here.
The ubiquity of mobile devices is transforming the retail sector, as customers and employees increasingly depend on their mobile devices throughout their shopping experience.
The new retail: from mobile aspirations to business results, an Economist Intelligence Unit report sponsored by AT&T, explores how retailers are responding to the rise of mobile-empowered consumers and the challenges of becoming a truly omni-channel business.
The Internet Service Providers industry is expected to go from strength to strength over the coming years. The industry is projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.9% to reach just under £6.9 billion over the five years through 2019-20. The industry’s expansion is expected be propelled by further gains in internet use and stronger subscriber growth as the coverage of fibre-optic networks expands out across the United Kingdom. Read the full report on IBIS.
Total UK retail growth is likely to be weaker in 2015, hit by a double whammy of grocery deflation and a cooling housing market. Read the full report in Mintel.
Over the five years through 2019-20, revenue in the Convenience Stores industry is forecast to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.5% to £30 billion. This is a slower rate of growth than in the previous five-year period, despite forecast increases in real disposable income and expected improvements in the economic climate. Read the full report in IBIS.
UK broadcasters make up the majority of TV programme demand and the success of these broadcasters in growing their own revenue is likely to be an important factor driving investment in new programme commissions. Greater demand for original content tends to open up an opportunity for operators in the industry. IBISWorld expects that demand from UK broadcasters will ease slightly in 2014-15. Read the full report in IBIS.
The UK computer hardware market was estimated to have grown slightly in 2013, rising in value by just 0.4%. This growth represents the market’s fourth consecutive year of growth, following a reduction in value during the 2008/2009 economic recession. Read the full report on Keynote.
The pharmaceutical and health-care supply chain is characterised by unprecedented levels of change. The UK pharmaceutical wholesaling component is no exception, especially in view of its traditional position as a middleman. Over the past five years, structural changes to both business models and operating practices employed by upstream manufacturers have had fundamental repercussions for industry wholesalers. Read the fill report on IBIS.