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

IBISWorld’s Book Stores 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
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 Analysis Chapter

Bookstores have fought to stay afloat, with the industry’s revenue estimated to contract by an annualised 10.6% over the five years through 2015-16. A host of issues have plagued industry operators during this period, including falling sales volumes, downward pricing pressure, strong competition from online operators and external players, and a shift in the buying habits of consumers. Profitability has trended downwards due to the erosion of product margins. Industry performance has also been affected by fluctuations in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, the IT and telecommunications adoption rate and trends in internet and catalogue shopping. In 2015-16, industry revenue is expected to fall by 3.3% to $1.7 billion... 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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