Ümit Önder, vice president of the Turkish Informatics Association (TÜBIDER), said: “Distance Education and distance work have become immutable parts of our lives due to the epidemic. As such, sales of portable computers increased 70 percent in the first 8 months of the year compared to a year ago., “he said.
As a result of the outbreak, computer sales rose significantly as the center of business, education and social life moved home, tübider said.
Önder, sector figures for the first 8 months of 2020,” distance education and distance work have become immutable parts of our lives due to the epidemic. Demand for portable computers has increased considerably. In the first 8 months of the year, there was a 70 percent increase in portable computers only compared to the same period a year ago. The total number of computer sales in Turkey last year was 1.6 million units. This year, the first 8 months with a growth of 40 percent 915 thousand PCs computer sales was” Evaluation found.
At the end of the year, this sales figure will reach 2 million units, he said, indicating that the total number of computers will grow by 25 percent annually, and the printer and monitor market will also grow by 40 percent with the effect of working order at home and the new normal.
“FACTORIES CAN’T GROW ORDERS”
Ümit Önder, the demand boom in IT products carried capacity utilization rates in factories over the limit, stating, ” with the increase in demand for information technology products around the world, supply problems appeared. In the first half of the year, there are supply problems caused by production in many products in the second half, with demand coming much higher than the agreements made according to the annual targets. In addition to increasing demand, some spare parts manufacturers were financially affected by the outbreak, which also created problems with the supply of raw materials. I advise consumers to get their technological needs as soon as possible without putting off., “he said.
He noted that the trend towards more technology is growing rapidly.:
“After the pandemic process, the computer industry was seriously opened up on the software and hardware side. We reached an average daily stay time of 6 hours on the internet. Sales of gaming computers increased 2-fold compared to the same period last year. Retail stores, on the other hand, were places where 70 percent of the sales of the information technology sector were made. Their online sales from their virtual stores dropped 40-45 percent. Online stores have taken a lot of the lost share here. During this time, we can say that 60-70 percent of the market has returned to online sales. Since the second half of the year, with the opening of stores, the sales rate of retail stores and the sales rates of online stores have reached 50-50 percent. Online sales platforms have now achieved very serious growth in Turkey, as in the entire global market.”
Emphasizing that the information and communication sector in the world is 5 trillion dollars in size, Önder noted that this figure in Turkey is calculated as 27 billion dollars.
Turkey can get serious advantages from the global supply chain system broken due to the epidemic, he said, If the opportunities are well evaluated, the size of the Turkish IT sector can rise to $ 50 billion, and thus the appetite for investment in Turkey by global players can swell.