Computers & Peripherals: United States

This report forecasts to 2022 US computers and peripherals demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level as well as final demand in nominal US dollars. Final demand represents sales measured at prices sold to end users, via retail channels (primarily to consumers and small organizations) or directly from wholesaler or manufacturers (primarily to large organizations such as businesses or government agencies). Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of: computers; computer storage; and other peripherals such as ATMs, computer terminals, keyboards, mice, monitors, point-of-sale terminals, and printers.

Final demand is segmented by market as follows: business, household, and government.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and shipments at the manufacturer level, final demand, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2007 to 2017.

Smartphones, network equipment, external audio speakers, videogame consoles, and accessories such as cable sets and switches are excluded from the scope of this report. Components of storage solutions (e.g., memory semiconductor chips, magnetic recording media, and optical recording media) are also excluded. Furthermore, electronic controllers and processors colloquially referred to as computers – such as the computer chips in motor vehicles, appliances, and commercial and industrial equipment – are semiconductors and are thus outside the scope of this report.

Re-exports of computers and peripherals are excluded from demand and trade figures.

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