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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
OfficeMax OfficeMax market share
Staples Staples market share
Wesfarmers Wesfarmers market share
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Office Supplies Dealers industry is in a mature life cycle phase, but is rapidly exhibiting signs of decline. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the broader economy, is projected to decline at an annualised 0.2% over the 10 years through 2019-20. This is in contrast with Australia's GDP, which is projected to grow at an annualised 2.7% over the same period. This illustrates that the industry is underperforming the economy, which is a feature of industry maturity or even decline. This has occurred partly due to the declining rate of profitability in the industry as a result of price deflation and the shift towards increasing efficiency or attaining economies of scale to remain viable... 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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