Macro Index Ends 2022 with Quarterly Decrease

January 30, 2023

  • The Counterpoint Macro Index analysis of 77.56 for December 2022 marks one more quarterly decrease as well as just the 2nd month-on-month increase in the index throughout 2022.
  • Geopolitical stress, rising cost of living as well as dropping service view posture the most significant stress on the technology market.
  • Nonetheless, our brand-new projection for 2023 has actually been increased substantially, many thanks to the shock resuming in China as well as taking place financial development, along with a calmer geopolitical setting as well as rising cost of living trajectory.

London, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul– January 30, 2022

The Counterpoint Macro Index, which tracks the setting as well as view for the international modern technology sector, shut at 77.56 in December 2022. This is a little decrease of 1.67 factors from September.

December’s analysis was just the 2nd month-on-month increase in the index throughout 2022, after going down to a post-pandemic low of 75.08 in November.

Unsurprisingly, the most significant headwinds for the index in Q4 were yet once more the Ukraine battle as well as rising cost of living. Both concerns evaluated on the index throughout the year, as the battle proceeds without end visible, while architectural concerns in the international economic situation, consisting of increasing rate of interest, power situation as well as down customer self-confidence, are not likely to be settled swiftly.

Counterpoint Macro Index, Q4 2022 vs Q3 2022

The modern technology market, which stood up resiliently throughout the post-pandemic ‘boom’, was the most recent domino chip to drop throughout the quarter. In Q4, we saw a variety of frustrating profits projections (Samsung,, Alphabet, Meta, Tesla), capex cuts (TSMC, Intel, SK Hynix, Micron) as well as, much more lately, discharge strategies (, Meta, Microsoft, Salesforce). We see no reprieve in the present profits period. The supply chain sub-segment, in which Counterpoint covers a wide variety of technology production metrics such as shop capability, prices as well as supply degrees for essential elements as well as semiconductor tools acquisitions, likewise worn away in the quarter. This is generally because of the fast kip down the semiconductor super-cycle where the demand-supply equilibrium has slanted promptly to a supply excess. Secret chipset, memory as well as part suppliers encounter quickly pulling away need, supply as well as prices stress, yet at the very same time can not pay for to reduce investing as well as capability for concern of one more supply chain snarl-up.

On the various other hand, a huge rebound in national politics as well as policy-related metrics was seen in Q4. A lot of plainly, the withdrawal of COVID-Zero limitations by China, along with completion of the suppression on technology as well as realty fields in China assisted finish a sheer slide in customer as well as service views in the nation. In addition, a conditioning of China’s polite tone might introduce a duration of far better relationships with the industrialized globe, as well as lower the possibility of armed forces conflict in the future. The financial resuming as well as prospective stifled sell China will certainly be the most significant factor for positive outlook in 2023. In the United States, prepared for political chaos from controversial mid-term political elections stopped working to emerge, as the Republicans underperformed while Democrats kept the bulk in the Us senate. Assistance for Biden’s presidency likewise presented a little rebound after numerous months of successive decreases as rising cost of living came to a head, with the Federal Book on the cusp of withdrawing numerous months of price walkings. Additional afield, there were likewise essential victories on the ESG front, as COP27 got to a historical arrangement on giving monetary support to creating nations for losses as well as damages brought on by the environment situation, while spots plans were checked in the United States as well as Europe to money renewable resource as well as cut carbon exhausts.

Risk-Impact Map, Q4 2022

Risk Impact Map Q4 2022

We anticipate the very same threats that cast a darkness over the international technology scene in 2022 to remain to put in an adverse impact in 2023. Nonetheless, looking towards 2023, we have actually changed our 12-month projection substantially from 81.07 to 93.44 factors (100 is the standard). Our company believe the most awful of the macro headwinds might have currently passed, while an uplift can be anticipated from financial normalization in China as well as completion of the price walking cycle in a lot of the industrialized globe, which can both lower the threat as well as influence of an economic downturn. The battle in Ukraine, nevertheless, will certainly remain to be the most significant reason for care in 2023 as there seems no end in view, as well as there might be restored problems concerning food as well as power products.

Counterpoint Research study’s market-leading Macro Index is a month-to-month record that intends to catch the setting as well as view for the international modern technology sector. We take a look at concerns as well as steps in macroeconomics, residential as well as global national politics, supply chains, sector efficiency as well as expectation, as well as governing occasions as well as expectation. The index records greater than 130 information factors on a monthly basis. Below are several of the essential information factors that we track:

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