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Asia/Pacific (Ex Japan) Manufacturing IT Spending to Reach US$23.7 Billion by 2011 at a CAGR of 7.9%

  • 23 May, 2007 11:39

<p>Singapore and Hong Kong, May 23rd, 2007 - According to a recent report "Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Manufacturing IT Spending 2007-2011 Forecast" (Doc #AP664101P) published by Manufacturing Insights, an IDC company, the Manufacturing IT spending in the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) region (APEJ), is expected to reach US$23.7 billion by 2011 at a 2007-2011 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%.</p>
<p>"The market forecast and analysis presented in this study reflect the diversity in APEJ region in terms of social, political, cultural, and economic conditions. Overall, the APEJ manufacturing landscape is heterogeneous, and country-specific industry emphasis dominates the manufacturers' IT investment behaviors. In addition, there exists a difference in priorities with regard to manufacturing IT spending in developed economies as compared with the emerging ones, with a clear shift toward packaged applications and IT services in mature markets," says Debashis Tarafdar, senior research manager, Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Research, Manufacturing Insights, IDC Asia/Pacific.</p>
<p>Year 2006 ended with an all-round growth in most countries in Asia/Pacific and the outlook for 2007 remains upbeat. A booming economic powerhouse of the world, the APEJ manufacturing landscape reflects a similar market sentiment, with expectations for a strong growth underlining APEJ manufacturers' priorities and investment decisions. However, increased globalization and competitive market pressures will pose several challenges for the APEJ manufacturers in the form of high expectations from customers, uncertain business climate, and potential operational risks or disruptions.</p>
<p>As APEJ manufacturers become more responsive to market needs, and try to build resilient processes to minimize the impact of various risks including those of demand/supply variability and sociopolitical disruptions, investment in IT - the foundation to enable agile businesses - is also set to grow at a robust rate, as presented in this market forecast and analysis report. Key findings of the study include:</p>
<p># APEJ manufacturing IT spending will maintain a strong growth through 2011, with high-tech, automotive, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers leading the pack.</p>
<p># The People's Republic of China (PRC) will account for the largest share of APEJ manufacturing IT spending, while India will register double-digit growth rates in almost all subindustry segments.</p>
<p># Like in 2006, hardware spending will continue to take up the lion's share of the overall APEJ manufacturing IT budget, though spending on IT services and packaged software is expected to grow at a faster rate than hardware.</p>
<p>This report gives a thorough discussion on the IT spending among APEJ manufacturers by segment and looks at the drivers and key trends spurring activities in the APEJ region. It also includes a forecast outlook for the 2007-2011 period, and highlights the markets with strong manufacturing IT spending as well as the emerging ones.</p>
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Debashis Tarafdar
Senior Research Manager,
Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Research,
Manufacturing Insights
Phone: +652 6829 7790
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