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Kuwait Information Technology Report Q4 2016

  • September 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 61 pages

Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates

BMI View:

Kuwait has a large and lucrative hardware market where retail spending on PCs has beenstrong over the past decade, but, as a result of a weaker economic outlook and PC market saturation,demand is expected to be flat over the medium term. The hardware segment will still be lucrative forvendors, but in terms of growth it is software and services that will take centre stage as there is upside fromthe lower oil price acting as a catalyst for diversification and investments in cost-saving and flexibilityenhancingIT solutions. We forecast total IT spending will increase at a CAGR of 2.5% over 2016-2020 toKWD359.1mn in 2020.

Latest Updates And Developments

- Hardware: from KWD157.9mn in 2016 to KWD161.2mn in 2020, a compound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 0.5%. PC market saturation and competition from smartphones for tablet sales means thesegment is forecast to be virtually flat over the medium term.

- Software: from KWD58.7mn in 2016 to KWD66.3mn in 2020, at a CAGR of 3.1%. The market is smalldue to oil dominating Kuwait's economy, but pressure to modernise and diversify should create newopportunities across several verticals.

- Services: from KWD108.3mn in 2016 to KWD131.6mn in 2020, at a CAGR of 5.0%. Cloud computingadoption a broad support, while the 'smart mining' trend should be a boost for services spending by thelargest vertical in the Kuwaiti economy.

Table Of Contents

Kuwait Information Technology Report Q4 2016
BMI Industry View 7
Latest Updates And Developments 7
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Enterprise Trends - GVA By Vertical (Kuwait 2015-2020) 15
Table: IT Industry - Historical Data And Forecasts (Kuwait 2013-2020) 16
Industry Risk Reward Index 17
Table: Middle East And Africa IT Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016 20
Market Overview 21
Recent Developments 21
Hardware 21
Software 26
Cloud Computing 30
IT Services 33
Industry Trends And Developments 38
IT Hardware Trade 38
Table: Middle East IT Hardware Trade, 2009-2014 38
Table: Kuwait IT Hardware Trade, 2010-2015 39
IT Industry Analysis 39
Regulatory Development 41
Table: IT Regulatory Authorities 41
Competitive Landscape 44
IT Vendors - EMEA, 2015 44
Table: Computer Hardware 44
Table: Software 44
Table: Cloud 45
Table: IT Services 46
Retailers 48
Table: Selected Electronics Retailers 48
Table: Selected E-Commerce Retailers 48
Regional Overview 49
Demographic Forecast 52
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Kuwait 1990-2025) 53
Table: Key Population Ratios (Kuwait 1990-2025) 53
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Kuwait 1990-2025) 54
Table: Population By Age Group (Kuwait 1990-2025) 54
Table: Population By Age Group % (Kuwait 1990-2025) 55
Methodology 57
Industry Forecast Methodology 57
Sources 59
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 59
Table: IT Risk/Reward Index Indicators 60
Table: Weighting Of Components 61

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