Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Computer and Software Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4222 | Mar 2014

Take your tablet: High demand for tablet computers helps drive industry revenue

The Computer and Software Retailing 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Aggressive price discounting and the rapid ascent of online purchases for computer and software products have negatively affected the Computer and Software Retailing industry. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 1.9% in the five years through 2013-14. Intense trading conditions have caused price to remain the key basis of competition due to minimal product differentiation between operators. The resulting downward price pressures have eroded profit margins and led to the exit of some industry players.

In 2013-14, industry revenue is forecast to rise by 1.5% to reach $4.6 billion. Growth in disposable income and an increase in the number of households with at least one computer will underpin a modest recovery... purchase to read more

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The Computer and Software Retailing industry has been adversely affected by volatile consumer sentiment for much of the past five years. The emergence of pure online retailers and continuous price pressures have eroded profit margins. Industry trading conditions have also been challenging due to the subdued retail economy, following the collapse of global financial markets and the resulting uncertainty surrounding the domestic economy. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to contract by an annualised 1.9% in the five years through 2013-14, to total $4.6 billion.

The dynamic nature of digital technology has brought ongoing changes to industry products and coupled with continuous growth in disposable income, this is underpinning a modest recovery in the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

Operators in the industry primarily retail a range of computer and software products including desktops, notebooks, laptops, tablets, scanners, printers, keyboards and packaged software (except game software). The sale of computer game consoles is also included in the industry. These products are purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then retail these goods, through their stores, to the general public for private use.

Industry Products
Computer hardwareComputer peripherals, parts and accessoriesComputer software
Industry Activities
PC, desktop, notebook, laptop and tablet retailingMonitor, scanner, printer, keyboard and storage media retailingPackaged computer software retailing (except computer games)Game console retailing

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