• IT Supply Chain Insights – October 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 in mid September, with 42,280.

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The harvest time months are presently upon us and, while Brexit talks seethe on, the following political point of reference will be Phillip Hammond's Budget - the last declaration before we authoritatively leave the E.U.

Political occasions may appear to be fringe to IT classification purchasers, however, can hugely affect territories like cash vacillations, which thus at that point impact end cost. In September, PoundSterlingLive revealed that the euro debilitated after the Italian spending plan and we may well witness the equivalent in the UK, contingent upon what is declared toward the finish of October.

This is only one case of how macroeconomic variables can affect what we as a whole perceive as a gigantically unstable IT inventory network. To help explore this unpredictable scene, here are probably the most recent advancements and significant developments that are affecting key IT item classes.


Exchange Rate


In September, the euro began solid against the GBP, ascending from 0.8949 on the first of the month to 0.9005 on the third and up to 0.9012 on the fourth. From that point, it fell hard, first to 0.8937 on September eighth and 0.8873 by the twentieth. A bounce to 0.8978 two days after the fact was immediately dashed, as it finished the month down at 0.8900.

British Pound (GBP) per 1 Euro (EUR)

Against the US dollar, the euro experienced a rollercoaster of good and bad times. It began the month at 1.1599, before tumbling to 1.1552 on September eighth – ninth. It experienced a sharp ascent to 1.1669 on September fifteenth pursued by a fast drop and another bounce to a high of 1.1763 on September 21st. It at that point held relentless for a couple of days before dropping hard to 1.1602 at the month's end.

US Dollar (USD) per 1 Euro (EUR)

Euro (EUR) per 1 British Pound (GBP)

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

There were a few conceivable impetuses which set off these cash changes. Eurostat said that swelling rose 0.1% to 2.1% in September while CBS found that buyer costs in the eurozone rose 1.9% YoY.

Price Changes and News Through September 2018


Premium Ultramobiles & Wearables

In September, ABIResearch anticipated that smartwatches will out-send action trackers by 2020, with smartwatch shipments set to ascend from 40m in 2018 to 108m by 2023, while action trackers will develop from 52m to 67m over a similar period.

Wearable tech has turned out to be progressively prevalent as of late for business clients who are searching for a conservative yet great gadget when they're out and about. It's nothing unexpected then that IDC has estimate that worldwide wearable shipments will achieve 122.6m units in 2018, up 6.2% YoY. In spite of being the first occasion when that wearable shipments dipped under 10% YoY development, IDC expects more in transit, with aggregate wearable shipments to achieve 190.4m by 2022. Savvy earwear and brilliant apparel are gauge to appreciate the greatest development

Processors, MEMs, Semiconductors

The Semiconductors Organization said that worldwide deals became 14.9% YoY to $40.16bn in August, with China driving the YoY development at 27.3% in front of the Americas (15%), Europe (9.5%), Japan (8.4%) and Asia Pacific (4.7%). On the month, all locales were up less Japan (0.1%) and Europe (- 1.4%).


As indicated by TrendForce, PC DRAM contract costs will drop 2% QoQ in Q4 on the back of Intel CPU deficiencies for journals. Looking forward, Q3 PC DRAM costs are required to be up around 2% on Q2. In the interim, the general DRAM advertise is relied upon to drop 5% QoQ in Q4.

Monthly Stats

A month ago observed an especially extensive volume of new items going onto the market with 40,473 items propelled on a solitary day on September tenth. This looks at to a high of 3,702 new items propelled on a solitary day in August.

The most noteworthy number of cost increments occurred amid the center of September, with 42,280 value climbs happening over an assortment of item classifications. This is twofold those from the earlier month, with a month to month high of 26,266 value climbs on August ninth.

Obviously, at whatever point there are highs, there are likewise lows. Value diminishes in September additionally hopped around, hitting a high of 39,898 on September eleventh.

New Products September 2018

Prices and Stock Movements September 2018



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