• IT Supply Chain Insights – August 2018

Welcome to this monthly IT Supply Chain Insights. This monthly alert will keep you up to date with market trends and IT channel news giving you the knowledge you need to save time and money buying IT.


Executive Summary



The largest number of price increases happened on July 5th, with 27,256.

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July was a productive month for a few zones of business IT – PCs recorded their first YoY increase in 6 years, VR kept on extending, and DRAM deals returns soared. Without precedent for a while, the euro likewise increased, getting an increase against both GBP and USD monetary standards.

We as a whole perceive that the IT store network is immensely unstable, however these high points and low can likewise go about as an open door for IT class purchasers hoping to misuse key market influencers and secure the best item at the correct price.


Exchange Rate


The euro had a moderate begining against the pound in July however before long grabbed. Beginning at 0.8841 it experienced some minor development and plunged to 0.8825 preceding a sudden ascent to 0.8938 by July 20. Dropping gradually to 0.8884 by July 26, the euro started to climb once more, achieving 0.8916 before the month's over.

British Pound (GBP) per 1 Euro (EUR)

The euro was less unfaltering against the US dollar. It began at 1.1680 and dropped instantly to 1.1634 preceding hitting a month to month high of 1.1759 on July 10. It at that point dropped hard, recouped quickly, and afterward bottomed out at 1.1628 on July 19. All things considered, the euro completed the month superior to anything it began, after a concise ascent, at 1.1709.

US Dollar (USD) per 1 Euro (EUR)

Euro (EUR) per 1 British Pound (GBP)

US Dollar (USD) per 1 British Pound (GBP)

Price Changes and News Through July 2018


Phones and Tablets

As mentioned by the IDC, worldwide cell phone shipments fell 1.8% YoY in Q2 to 342m units. Notwithstanding dropping 10.4% YoY, Samsung finished the seller list with 71.5m units and 20.9% piece of the overall industry. Huawei surpassed Apple to guarantee second with a noteworthy 40.9% YoY development in shipments to 54.2m units and 15.8% of the market. Apple (+0.7% YoY to 41.3m units and 12.1%), Xiaomi (+48.8% to 31.9m units and 9.3%) and OPPO (+5.1% to 29.4m and 8.6%) balanced the best five merchants.

In tablet news, Microsoft propelled a contender to Apple's iPad as an ease 10'' Surface Go. Regardless we're seeing makers take after the pattern of slimmer, more lightweight models, with the following iPad Pro anticipated that would take after the iPhone and expel the earphone jack to make the gadgets more slender.

Traditional PCs

Individualized computing gadgets have gone from quality to quality with Gartner reporting that PCs, tablets and cell phones are set to grow 0.9% all around to 2.28bn units for 2018. Separating the numbers, customary PCs are set to drop from 204m of every 2017 to 195m out of 2018, and keep on falling to 181m by 2020, while premium ultramobiles will ascend from 58m units in 2017 to 65m out of 2018 and 80m units by 2020.

Processors, MEMs, Semiconductors

Intel and SiTime Corp announced they’ll team to up produce new MEMs timing solutions for Intel’s 5G Modems. Meanwhile, Qualcomm Inc. failed to purchase NXP Semiconductors after Chinese regulators refused to approve the deal. Meanwhile, the South Korean government announced plans to invest $1.34bn into its country’s development of next-gen semiconductor technology.

Monthly Stats

Last month saw very few new products coming onto the market. The largest volume occurred on July 5, with 3,906 products launched on a single day.

As usual, we also saw several price increases occur. The highest number of increases happened on July 11, with 32,134 price hikes occurring across a variety of product categories. Price decreases also jumped around, hitting a high of 27,256 on July 5.

New Products July 2018

Prices and Stock Movements July 2018



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