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Office Supplies Dealers in Australia: Market Research Report

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Office Supplies Dealers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Jul 2014

Supplies and demand: Constrained government spending has reduced public sector demand

IBISWorld’s Office Supplies Dealers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
12,523
Businesses
2,461
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, price deflation and volatile economic conditions have negatively affected the Office Supplies Dealers industry, dampening demand for office supplies and eroding industry profit margins. Price competition has been a persistent obstacle to growth due in part to the presence of large retailers with the ability to attain economies of scale and pass on cost savings to consumers. This has intensified competition within the industry and supported growth in group buying activities, which pool the negotiating power of smaller players to access the same range of products and discounts available to larger retail chains. Price deflation has also occurred due to the ongoing decline in printing and the shift towards digital office supplies such as tablets and computers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The performance of Australia's Office Supplies Dealers industry has been adversely affected by the impact of price deflation, volatile demand and robust external competition. Price competition has flared up over this period due consumer preferences shifting away from printing and towards electronic media. Added to this has been the overwhelming dominance of big-box retailers that typically have access to global supply chains and therefore cheaper inputs. These trends have coincided with volatile swings in consumer and business confidence, with operators passing cost savings on to consumers in order to boost sales at the expense of industry profitability. Industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 1.7% in the five years through 2014-15... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Office Supplies Dealers Industry?

Firms in this industry primarily sell stationery and office supplies. Industry operators may also provide a wide range of products such as computers, office equipment, furniture and other supplies to businesses, schools, government agencies and consumers. Industry operators are comprised of wholesalers, bricks-and-mortar and online retailers. This industry excludes general merchandisers, electronic retailers or office supplies manufacturers.

Industry Products
Office suppliesComputing equipmentPrinters and inkOther office supplies
 
Industry Activities
Stationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture salesPrinter and ink salesStationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture salesPrinter and ink sales


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