BMI View: After a challenging 2015 , when ringgit depreciation and wider economic uncertainty held back IT market growth , we expect the Malaysian IT market to move to a stronger growth trajectory over the medium term , with a CAGR of 5.1 % over 2016-2019 in local currency terms. In the hardware market, rising incomes and increased access to affordable data connectivity will boost consumer spending in volume terms and through an easing of price sensitivity . Meanwhile, i n the enterprise software and services market growth will be robust , with cloud computing and Internet of Things application adoption identified as areas of outperformance. The majority of spending will however continue to be derive from more traditional solutions that offer cost efficiencies that enable local enterprises to respond to to heightened competition across South E ast Asia .
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Computer Hardware Sales: MYR9.8bn in 2016 to MYR10.8bn in 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7%. Ringgit stabilisation in 2016, and then income growth over 2016-2019, will deepen the market, as well as offering vendors higher margin opportunities as price sensitivity eases.
Software Sales: MYR4.5bn in 2016 to MYR5.7bn in 2019, a CAGR of 6.0%. Cloud computing software delivery has the potential to deepen the application market to Malaysian small- and medium-sized enterprises and accelerate market growth.
IT Services Sales: MYR7.2bn in 2016 to MYR10.0bn in 2019, a CAGR of 7.7%. IT services spending forecast to outperform through wider adoption of outsourcing, cloud computing and Internet of Things applications by enterprises.
|Expanding Middle Class Will Deepen IT Market And Ease Price Sensitivity|
|Malaysia Household Income Breakdown (USD) (2015-2019)|
|f = BMI forecast. Source: National sources, BMI|
The Malaysia 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 Malaysia 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 Malaysia.
- Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Malaysia to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Malaysian IT market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in Malaysia's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Malaysia.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).
BMI Industry View
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.
- Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (USDbn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against USD).
Information Technology Risk Reward Index
BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide technology manufacturers, service providers, and IT vendors/leasing agents looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.
Country Market Overview
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.
Cross-border analysis of country markets in the region, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).
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