"Thailand Information Technology Report Q2 2012" now available at Fast Market Research

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May 4, 2012 - PRLog -- Thai IT spending is expected to reach US$6.7bn in 2012, up 9%, although the PC market was severely hit by the 2011 floods. Due to disruption to the production of HDDs that is heavily concentrated in the Bangkok area, the impact is expected to continue into H112, with PC sales down by around 10% in Q112, compared with previous estimates. However, cloud computing, social networking applications, ultrabooks and tablets will all help to drive demand for IT products and services in 2011. A national PC penetration rate of around 18% indicates plenty of untapped market potential, and particularly fast growth is forecast in upcountry areas.

Full Report Details at
- http://www.fastmr.com/prod/359634_thailand_information_technology_report_q2_2012.aspx

Headline Expenditure Projections

Computer hardware sales: US$3.8bn in 2011 to US$4.1bn in 2012, +8% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms upwardly revised due to analyst modification, although the PC market has matured and there is competition from smartphones.

Software sales: US$799mn in 2011 to US$871mn in 2012, 5% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms upwardly revised due to analyst modification despite the problem of software piracy, which still accounts for about 76% of software.

IT Services sales: US$1.5bn in 2011 to US$1.7bn in 2012, +16.0% in US dollar terms. Forecast in US dollar terms upwardly revised due to analyst modification, with the floods understood to have given a boost to demand for disaster recovery and business continuity (DR/BC) services.

Risk/Reward Rating: Thailand's score was 39.2 out of 100.0. Thailand ranked ninth in the Asia region in our latest RRR table, ahead of Indonesia, but behind the Philippines and Malaysia. The country's overall ranking was brought down by a relatively low Country Risk score.

Key Trends & Developments.

* We expect Thai enterprise spending to receive a boost in 2012 from post-flood insurance payments. However consumer IT spending is likely to remain affected by the floods throughout 2012, as tens of thousands seek to regroup after the devastation, resulting in a reduction of disposable income for IT purchases. The production shortages have also led to a short-term increase in notebooks prices, reversing a previous trend of decline.
* Consumer demand will still continue to be the main IT market growth driver, owing to economic growth and rising income levels. Amid fierce competition, aggressive promotions and new products are likely to be unveiled by retailers, resulting in pressure on margins.
* Cloud computing spending is expected to grow at a triple-digit rate through 2016. Particular areas of opportunity for cloud computing include banking and retailing as organisations in those fields aim to save money on hardware investments. Improvements in Thailand's broadband infrastructure will also drive the development of the cloud computing market.

Report Table of Contents:

Executive Summary
SWOT Analysis
- Thailand IT Sector SWOT
- Thailand Political SWOT
- Thailand Economic SWOT
- Thailand Business Environment SWOT
Risk/Reward Ratings
- Table: Asia IT Risk/Reward Ratings Q212
IT Markets Overview
- IT Penetration
- IT Growth And Drivers
- Sectors And Verticals
Thailand Market Overview
- Government Authority
- Background
- Drivers
- Hardware
- Software
- Industry Developments
Industry Forecast
- Table: Thailand's IT Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (US$mn Unless Otherwise Stated)
Industry Forecast Internet
- Table: Telecoms Sector - Internet - Historical Data & Forecasts
Competitive Landscape
- Hardware
- Software
- IT Services
- Internet
- Wireline (Fixed-Line And Broadband) Developments
- Table: Wireline Developments, 2009
Macroeconomic Forecast
- Table: Thailand - Economic Activity
Company Profiles
- Microsoft Corporation
- Hana Microelectronics
Country Snapshot: China Demographic Data
- Section 1: Population
- Table: Demographic Indicators, 2005-2030
- Table: Rural/Urban Breakdown, 2005-2030
- Section 2: Education And Healthcare
- Table: Education, 2002-2005
- Table: Vital Statistics, 2005-2030
- Section 3: Labour Market And Spending Power
- Table: Employment Indicators, 2001-2006
- Table: Consumer Expenditure, 2000-2012 (US$)
- Table: Average Annual Manufacturing Wages, 2005-2012
BMI Methodology
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Transport Industry
- Sources

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