Country Reports: Europe

Stronger growth in both the global and European economies resulted in output strengthening throughout 2017 and this momentum should carry through into 2018. In 2017, the shortage of components held back growth and although the situation is expected to ease it will continue to have a dampening effect during the year. Based on current indicators we are forecasting growth in electronic equipment output of 2.6% in 2018 before easing to 1.8% in 2019 and then accelerating to 2.3% and 2.6% in 2020 and 2021, respectively. By the end of the forecast period electronics equipment production in Western Europe is forecast to reach Euro 126.9 billion, up from an estimated Euro 115.7 billion in 2017.

Risks related to the outcome of Brexit negotiations remain, as do downside risks associated with geopolitical tensions and a shift towards more inward looking and protectionist policies and in particular the prospects of a global trade war as tensions between the US and China escalate.

Since the global crisis in 2009 growth in electronics equipment production has been driven by the industrial segment, a trend which will continue over the period to 2021. Industrial – control and instrumentation, medical and industrial – accounted for 58% of electronics equipment output in 2016 with this forecast to increase to 61% in 2021. The production of communications equipment, including defence, declined in 2017 but is forecast to increase in 2018 and then gain momentum over the period to 2021. In 2016, the production of electronic components in Western Europe amounted to Euro 38.1 billion, 24.9% of overall electronics production, output increased by 4.1% during the year on the back of rising demand and the ramp-up of production at Intel’s wafer fab in Ireland.

Electronics equipment output in the 13 countries tracked by Reed Electronics Research’s annual survey of electronics production in Central and Eastern Europe is forecast to increase by 1.6% in 2017 and reach Euro 41.8 billion. The recovery during the year, growth declined by -0.6% and 1.8% in 2016 and 2015, respectively will be led by high double-digit growth in the industrial segment, a potentially stronger outlook for computer production during the final months of the year and flat growth in communications output after several years of declining production.

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Country Report - Czech Republic
Since 2011, when output peaked at US$15.5 billion, the Czech electronics industry has undergone a..
Ex Tax: £225.00
Country Report - Hungary
In terms of electronics production Hungary is the largest producer in CEE with, in US dollar term..
Ex Tax: £225.00
Country Report - Poland
Electronics production in Poland reached US$10.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 16.5% compared t..
Ex Tax: £225.00
Country Report - Turkey
The Turkish electronics industry is primarily focused on the computing and consumer video segment..
Ex Tax: £225.00
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