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Office Supplies Dealers in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Office Supplies Dealers Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Sep 2016

Paper over the cracks: Strong price competition has caused revenue to decline

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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, price deflation and new technological developments have had a negative effect on the Office Supplies Dealers industry. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 1.8% over the five years through 2016-17, to $10.2 billion. Intense competition has led to heavy discounting among industry firms, which has contributed to the industry's decline. In an effort to boost sales, industry players have increasingly invested in their respective online platforms. This has enabled operators to save on rental costs and serve a wider range of customers. Despite this, revenue is expected to decline by 3.9% in 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The industry's products are used across all areas of business and are also used by consumers. The spread of industry establishments across states therefore closely mirrors the spread of business activity and population. However, within states there are clear differences in business locations according to business models. Big-box retailers provide a large range of products and have a large retail footprint. The volume of business required to make these stores economical means that they require locations in densely populated areas such as capital cities. The relatively low value of industry products also means that consumers are unlikely to travel long distances to stores. As a result, operators require vast networks of stores or a convenient online presence to maximise their reach... purchase to read more


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What is the Office Supplies Dealers Industry?

Firms in the industry sell office equipment, stationery, furniture, computer hardware and other supplies to businesses, government agencies and consumers. Industry firms include wholesalers, retailers and online-only operators. The industry excludes manufacturers and department stores.

Industry Products
General office suppliesComputing equipmentPrinters, paper and inkOffice furniture
Industry Activities
Stationery retailing and wholesalingOffice equipment retailing and wholesalingOffice furniture retailing and wholesalingComputer hardware retailing and wholesalingPrinter and ink retailing and wholesaling

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