CHANNEL CONFIDENCE SURVEY 2014: Over 90% predict Q4 sales growth

Channel Middle East gauges the state of the supply chain through a poll of experts

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CHANNEL CONFIDENCE SURVEY 2014: Over 90% predict Q4 sales growth Respondents expressed overall confidence in business prospects.
By  Stephen McBride Published  October 7, 2014

A full 97.3% of respondents to Channel Middle East's Confidence Survey 2014 predicted some kind of year-on-year sales growth in the fourth quarter of this year, with 71.3% predicting double-digit growth.

CHANNEL CONFIDENCE SURVEY 2014: Results in full

Respondents expressed overall confidence in business prospects. The majority of the channel (53.4%) reported year-on-year double-digit growth in the first half of this year, while only 4.1% said business was in decline. Some 84.9% of respondents expressed some measure of confidence that Q4 trading levels would outstrip those of Q4 2013 and only 8.2% projected no year-on-year profit growth for the fourth quarter and 58.9% expected double-digit growth.

CHANNEL CONFIDENCE SURVEY 2014: Results in full

The survey quizzed regional channel stakeholders (vendors, distributors, systems integrators, resellers and retailers) on the state of health of the Middle East IT marketplace and asked them to make some predictions for the coming year. ITP.net shares the findings here. For an in-depth report, please refer to the October 2014 edition of Channel Middle East.

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