BMI View: Israel's IT industry registered strong export performance in 2015, led by the chip industry, but domestic IT spending weakened slightly as shekel depreciation was a drag on confidence and reduced the affordability of imports. We believe that the slowdown will be short-lived and forecast total IT market spending will increase at a CAGR of 5.6% 2016-2020 to a total of ILS29.2bn, with software and IT services expected to lead the market as the adoption of cloud computing services and IoT services increases. Meanwhile, a mature hardware market means that segment will underperform, but income growth trends point to opportunities at the premium end of the market that could offer wider margins.
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IT hardware sales will expand from ILS6.25bn in 2016 to ILS6.95bn in 2020, corresponding to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7%. A mature market, but deferred upgrades from 2014 and 2015 alongside household income growth should put the segment on a faster growth trajectory.
Software sales will increase from ILS6.12bn in 2016 to ILS7.54bn in 2020, a CAGR of 5.4%. Cybersecurity solutions are in high-demand, while in the broader applications market cloud availability should broaden adoption, but this will be countered slightly by greater more intense price competition.
IT services will the outperforming segment of the sector, and is forecast to grow from ILS11.14bn in 2016 to ILS14.73bn in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.2%. Demand for cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT) and outsourcing services expected to be robust.
|Hardware Recovery, But Software And Services Will Still Outperform|
|IT Market Forecast By Segment (2013-2019)|
|e/f = BMI estimate/forecast. Source: BMI|
The Israel Information Technology Report features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts covering personal computers and software; semi-conductors, memory chips, integrated circuits and general components; the internet and IT solutions. It analyses analyses regulatory changes (licensing, customs and intellectual property protection) and competitive landscapes comparing IT companies by products, sales, market share, investments, projects and expansion strategies.
BMI's Israel Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, IT associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the IT industry in Israel.
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Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering IT, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the IT sector and within the broader telecommunications, political, economic and business environment.
BMI Industry Forecast
Historic data series (2010-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:
- IT Sector: Industry value (USDmn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (USDmn); PC, peripherals and software sales (USDmn); number of PCs (‘000); PCs per 100 inhabitants; internet users (‘000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (‘000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
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Structure, size and value of the industry sectors including hardware, software and services; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments and government authority.
BMI Macroeconomic Forecast
BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2019 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.
Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.
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