New market study, "Argentina Information Technology Report Q1 2013", has been published
2013-01-01 05:37:13 - New Computer Technology research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research
BMI has warned of the risk of a substantial currency devaluation, which would have an impact on the affordability of IT products and services. However, there will still be opportunities. As well as growing interest in cloud computing, the second largest IT market in the region has strong growth fundamentals, including rising PC penetration, rising incomes and a high-tech-focused national
development plan. The government's computers for school programme will also continue to provide a boost, with 1.15mn netbooks to be procured in the third phase in 2012. However, government measures to support the domestic IT industry, such as the luxury goods tax on imported goods, have a strong influence on the market.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer hardware sales: US$2.46bn in 2012 to US$2.50bn in 2013, +2% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors and analyst modification as domestic PC production continues to increase.
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Software sales: US$570mn in 2012 to US$600mn in 2013, +5% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to analyst modification, but small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) demand for enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications should continue to grow, particularly in relatively untapped provincial areas.
IT services sales: US$1.8bn in 2012 to US$1.9bn in 2013, +7% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms downwardly revised due to macroeconomic factors and analyst modification, but IT services revenue is expected to grow faster than the market as a whole, with organisations looking for help to utilise cloud computing.
Risks/Rewards Rating: Argentina's score was 54.2 out of 100.0. Argentina ranks sixth in the Americas region in our latest RRR table, slightly ahead of Peru, but behind its regional peers Chile and Brazil. Despite the country's high country structure score, Argentina's relatively small IT market and correspondingly low IT market score influenced its ranking.
Key Trends & Developments
?? The IT market is expected to grow by around 4% in 2013, as persistent high inflation and slowing economic activity take their toll on both business and consumer demand. We believe that this trend will continue throughout 2013, as consumers and businesses remain hesitant about making large IT purchases, and significant import restrictions limit sales. ?? Educational tenders and government tenders are a major feature for the market. 2013 shoud see the completion of the third phase of the Program Conectar Igualdad for delivery of PCs to schools, which was due to deliver 1,154,000 netbooks to schools across the country. As of H212, government figures indicated that delivery was lagging behind target. According to government data, in the first eight months of 2012, only around 230,000 netbook were delivered to schools. The second phase of the programme was completed in March 2012. ?? New cloud computing offerings and increased competition in this segment should fuel further demand from end-users to utilise this technology. Telefonica was among local market players to launch new cloud services for SMEs in 2012. In addition to cost savings, businesses will look to boost efficiency and increase flexibility of response to customer needs. There should be potential for ERP solutions in sectors such as energy and transport.
Report Table of Contents:
- Argentina IT Industry SWOT
- Argentina Telecoms Industry SWOT
- Argentina Political SWOT
- Argentina Economic SWOT
- Argentina Business Environment SWOT
Americas Pacific IT Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Americas IT Risk/Reward Ratings
Asia Pacific IT Markets Overview
- IT Penetration
- Market Growth And Drivers
- Sectors And Verticals
- Government Authority
- Industry Developments
- Table: Argentina IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (US$mn unless otherwise stated), 2010-2017
Industry Forecast Internet
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts, 2009-2016
- IT Services
- Microsoft Corporation
- Table: Selected Dell Mergers And Acquisitions
- Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
- Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
- Table: Argentina's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
- Table: Argentina's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- IT Industry
- IT Ratings - Methodology
- Table: IT Business Environment Indicators
- Table: Weighting Of Components
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