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UK tablets and e-readers market will decline 7.7% to 2022

Staff Writer |
Although the computers and tablets market in the UK is expected to experience substantial growth over the next few years, the tablets and e-readers market is expected to decline by 2022.

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This will be driven by mobile phones growing in size and 2-in-1 hybrids combining computers and tablets cannibalising trade from both markets, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.

The company’s latest report states that the overall UK computers and tablets market is set to increase by 10.3% between 2017 and 2022.

The tablets and e-readers market, however, will decline by 7.7% over the same period.

Unlike the struggling tablet and e-readers segment, the fitness bands and smartwatches segment will be an important area of growth for retailers.

Although it only makes up 7.7% of the overall computers and tablets market in 2017, it will see estimated growth of 64.4% by 2022.

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