BMI View: We downgrade the estimate for 2015 in the Q216, but we believe this will prove a temporary blip in performance and forecast total IT market spending will increase at a CAGR of 5.5% 2016-2020 to a total of ILS29.2bn. T he maturity of the country's hardware market means that segment will underperform , but income growth trends point to opportunities at the premium end of the market. Mean while IT services are forecast to be the outperforming segme nt, with the adoption of cloud computing service expected to drive the market . Israel also offers a vibrant ICT start-up community and highly skilled tech workers , with innovative solutions fuelling high levels of investm ent in 2015 following on from a record- breaking year in 2014 .
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We forecast the Israeli IT hardware market will expand from ILS6.25bn in 2016 to ILS6.95bn in 2020, corresponding to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.6%. Overall market growth will be subdued, but our income analysis points to a significant opportunity at the premium end of the market.
Software sales will increase from ILS6.12bn in 2016 to ILS7.54bn in 2020, a CAGR of 5.3%. Enterprise demand for cyber security solutions expected to outperform, and cloud should deepen the application market, but there could be an intensification of price pressures that would be negative.
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 7.1%. Demand for cloud computing and outsourcing services expected to be robust.
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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.
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