BMI View: Israel's IT market is the most developed in the Middle East with a rich ecosystem of major global investors, start-ups and universities engaged in cutting edge research. These features compensate for the relatively small and mature market that drags growth rates below those of many other MEA markets. We forecast IT spending to reach ILS23.4bn in 2014, with the software and services segments outperforming hardware sales . We forecast IT spending to continue growing throughout our five-year forecast period to 2018, accelerating in the later years as GDP and private consumption growth recover from government austerity measures imposed in 2013. The market will increasingly be driven by software and services in key sectors such as government, defence and financial services , resulting in IT services accounting for 36.8 % of overall market spending by 2018.
Headline Expenditure Projections
Computer Hardware Sales: ILS9.55bn in 2013, rising 2% in local currency terms to ILS9.75bn in 2014. We expect a return to growth in 2014 to be driven by the launch of 4G mobile networks and ongoing migration to the Windows 8 OS.
Software Sales: ILS5.1bn in 2013, increasing 4.5% y-o-y to ILS5.3bn in 2014. Enterprise software spending will be the main growth driver as device and data proliferation will result in increased spending on customer relationship management (CRM), databases and business intelligence.
IT Services Sales: We expect IT services sales will continue to outperform the rest of the IT market, increasing from ILS7.9bn in 2013 to ILS8.3bn in 2014. Cyber security services will outperform in terms of growth, but it will be stable sectors such as government and defence that continue to account for the majority of spending.
Key Trends And Developments
The Israel Information Technology Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts covering personal computers and software; semi-conductors, memory chips, integrated circuits and general components; the internet and IT solutions. It analyses analyses regulatory changes (licensing, customs and intellectual property protection) and competitive landscapes comparing IT companies by products, sales, market share, investments, projects and expansion strategies.
BMI's Israel Information Technology Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, IT associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the IT industry in Israel.
- Benchmark BMI's independent IT Industry forecasts for Israel to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and strategic business planning in the Israeli IT market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in Israel's IT sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes, and major deals, projects and investments in Israel.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering IT, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.
Cross-border analysis of regional markets, commenting on IT penetration (PC and internet) and market growth drivers (IT market size and IT market compound growth).
Country Market Overview
Structure, size and value of the industry sectors including hardware, software and services; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments and government authority.
BMI Industry Forecasts
Historic data series and forecasts to end-2017 for all key industry indicators (see list below), supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key downside risks to the main forecast, including:
IT Sector: IT industry value (US$bn); IT sector contribution to GDP (%); value of hardware, software and services industry (US$mn); PC, peripherals and software imports and exports (US$mn); PC, peripherals and software sales (US$mn); number of PCs (`000); PCs/100 inhabitants; internet users (`000); internet users per 100 inhabitants; broadband subscribers (`000); broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants.
Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$).
BMI Macroeconomic Forecast
BMI forecasts for all headline macroeconomic indicators to end-2017 including real GDP growth, inflation, fiscal balance, trade balance, current account and external debt.
Full analysis of the competitive landscape within the hardware, software and services sectors.
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.