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Book Stores in Australia: Market Research Report

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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

The Book Stores 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.

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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a low level of concentration, as the top four players combined hold well under 40.0% of industry market share. Despite the brand awareness and reputation established by the top four players, these operators control a minor share of the market. Instead, the industry is primarily dominated by small businesses that each operate from a single location. Barriers to entry are low, which bodes well for new players seeking to enter the industry and gain a share of the market. Entry is aided by low capital requirements, due to the retail service nature of the industry and its reliance on labour input over capital investments. However, the industry is operating in the decline phase of its life cycle and this may deter new players from entering the market... 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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