Industry 4.0: China to Challenge Germany in Race for Industry 4.0 Adoption

by May 13th, 2017

The Chinese government recently released implementation guidelines for the “Made in China 2025” strategy. The guidelines outline the Chinese manufacturing sector refurbishment, emphasising innovations-based production, which should lift the country into a higher value-added economy. The strategy, which is in essence similar to Germany’s economy digitisation “Industrie 4.0” programme, creates one of the largest rivalries to […]

Future of Logistics: Electronics Production Transition to Southeast Asia Changes Global Logistics Directions

by April 5th, 2017

For a decade, the global logistics industry for electronics was driven by strengthening ties between China and other regions, which mostly included China receiving electronic components needed to assemble complete products that then were sold worldwide. Nowadays, however, a different trend is gaining pace as China boosts its intermediate goods production, whereas the final electronics […]

Industry 4.0: Penetrating Digital Technologies Reshape Global Manufacturing Sector

by January 28th, 2017

The traditional manufacturing process typically consists of three parties: the physical manufacturer; suppliers; and services providers. These parties are usually fairly unconnected and have independent operations, which creates a lot of inefficiency in the supply chain and turns into lost opportunities. Fortunately, development of the fourth industrial revolution, the Industry 4.0, which emphasises digital technologies, […]

Mexico Electronics Industry to Face Turbulence if NAFTA Breaks Up

by December 12th, 2016

Mexico is one of the largest electronics production hubs outside of Asia Pacific. In 2015, Mexico produced consumer and business electronics equivalent to USD46.6 billion, the 10th position in production value globally. Mexico’s electronics industry grew strongly in recent years, recording a 4% value CAGR over 2010-2015. However, with potentially changing US policy regarding free […]

Changing Industry Patterns – New Opportunities for Western Electronics Companies

by November 3rd, 2016

The Western Electronics industry has long suffered, with poor prospects since production relocation to Asia intensified in the 2000s. This was a major gain for countries like China, which saw its electronics/electrics industry increasing by 13 times to US$2.4 trillion over 2000-2015. However, with the influence of cheap labour in this country fading and hardware […]

Key Trends in Industry for 2016

by , , , , and April 19th, 2016

  This year, Euromonitor International is proud to announce global briefings as part of its Passport Industrial research database. The research includes nine industries such as pharmaceuticals, railways, banking and pesticides. In this video, our industrial team identifies key trends in their areas of research for 2016. Watch on YouTube

Russian Electronics Market on the Brink

by July 2nd, 2015

Russia showed strong growth in purchases of electronic goods over the last decade, by both private consumers and businesses. Over 2004-2014, private consumption in Russia and economic output grew fivefold and fourfold respectively, resulting in sales of electronics products surging fourfold. However, growth is shifting to decline in sales value, due to the poor performance […]

Growing Popularity of Prepaid Mobile Services Reshapes US Telecommunications Market

by August 3rd, 2014

Telecommunication sales in the US are experiencing major changes in terms of consumer preferences, as mobile phone users shift towards prepaid services, weakening the importance of subscription-based businesses. Due to increasing post-crisis budgetary restraints, prepaid mobile services have become a desirable alternative for a lot of US consumers who are tired of taking out long-term […]