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Book Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Book Stores Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Lifestyle Goods Stores | Feb 2016

Paper cut: Changing consumer preferences and online competition drive down industry sales

IBISWorld’s Book Stores market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Dymocks Group of Companies Dymocks Group of Companies market share
Uni Co-op Bookshop Uni Co-op Bookshop market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Bookstores have struggled over the past five years, with revenue projected to decline at an annualised 10.6% over the five years through 2015-16. Industry conditions have been affected by numerous challenges including lower book prices, tough competition from online retailers and external operators, and a shift in consumer reading habits from print books to e-books. The operating landscape has also been influenced by trends in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, the IT and telecommunications adoption rate and demand for online shopping. Industry revenue is projected to decline by 3.3% in 2015-16, to reach $1.7 billion.

Retail trade has exhibited a lacklustre performance over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The product market for book retailers may be segmented by the type of book being purchased (trade or educational and professional books) or the medium used to purchase the book (hard copy or digital edition). Trade books represent those published for general readers, while educational or professional books are sought by specific consumers. The product market for book retailers has evolved considerably over the past five years. As a result, the medium used to purchase books provides a clearer representation of the shift in consumer book buying habits over the past five years. While still less than demand for print books, the growing demand for e-books and e-readers has changed the way that consumers buy and consume books... purchase to read more


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What is the Book Stores Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily retail books. They may also retail audio books, e-books and e-readers. Online-only booksellers are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
BooksOther goods e-books and e-readers
Industry Activities
Audio book retailingBook retailinge-book retailinge-reader retailing

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