Office Supplies Dealers in Australia: Market Research Report

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Office Supplies Dealers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Mar 2013

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The Office Supplies Dealers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
OfficeMax OfficeMax market share
Staples Staples market share
Wesfarmers Wesfarmers market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the industry has struggled to grow as price deflation and volatile economic conditions have eroded demand and profitability. Price competition has been a persistent obstacle to growth due in part to the presence of large retailers with the ability to attain scale economies 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 technology related office supplies such as tablets and computers, which have also declined in value... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The performance of Australia's Office Supplies Dealers industry has been paper-thin over the five years through 2012-13 due to the impact of price deflation, volatile demand and tough competition. Price competition has flared up over this period due to changes in end-consumer preferences shifting away from printing and towards cheap electronics. Added to this has been the overwhelming dominance of big-box retailers and international buying groups all with access to global supply chains and therefore cheaper inputs. These trends have coincided with volatile swings in consumer and business confidence since the onset of the global financial crisis and as a result, cost savings have been passed onto consumers in order to sure up sales at the expense of industry profitability... purchase to read more


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What is the Office Supplies Dealers Industry?

Franchises in this industry primarily sell stationery, school supplies and office supplies. Stores may also sell a combination of new computers, office equipment, furniture and supplies. This industry does not include general merchandisers or electronic retailers.

Industry Products
Office and school suppliesOffice equipmentStationery and computer paperFurniturePrinters and ink
Industry Activities
Stationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture salesStationery salesOffice equipment salesOffice furniture sales

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