Computers and peripherals is predicted to record a positive performance over the forecast period, albeit with lower retail volume growth rates. Many South Africans already invested in laptops and related products towards the end of the review period at the height of the pandemic.
Demand for desktops is expected to continue declining as consumers seek mobile options, which allow them to work and play from anywhere, while gamers are set to be the value-driving force behind desktops, as gaming continues to gain in popularity among South Africans. While demand for computers and peripherals is set to marginally ease over the forecast period, players are expected to be offered some relief as supply returns to normal; while this will be driven by chip production returning to normal levels and pandemic-related supply chain issues easing, the war in Ukraine is likely to still apply some pressure on import prices, as fuel remains costly.
In recent years, the semiconductor chip shortage has caused a shift in supply dynamics, specifically for laptops. While chips were in low supply, manufacturers made the decision to use any available chips in higher-end machines, which, on average, generate greater profit.
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