Forgot Password?

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 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
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
Purchase to read more
Purchase to read more
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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has low barriers to entry and the trend is steady. New operators are attracted to the industry because of its low market share concentration and low capital intensity. As major players account for less than 40.0% of the industry, there is potentially market share available for new players to capture upon entering the industry. Furthermore, the entry of new players is supported by the low capital investment requirements, compared with expenditure on labour. Other factors supporting the industry's low barriers to entry include its low rate of technological change and light regulation.

However, new operators planning to join the industry may be deterred by its declining life cycle status and medium level of competition... purchase to read more


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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

View Sample
Select Clients