Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Computer and Software Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4222 | Apr 2015

Rebooting: Industry revenue is set to return to growth as discretionary income increases

IBISWorld’s Computer and Software Retailing 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.

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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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The rapidly increasing popularity of online sales of computer and software products has led to aggressive price discounting over the past five years, negatively affecting the Computer and Software Retailing industry. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 2.6% in the five years through 2014-15. Intense trading conditions have kept price as the key basis of competition, due to minimal product differentiation between operators. The resulting downward pressure on prices has eroded profit margins and have forced the exit of some industry players. In 2014-15, industry revenue is forecast to rise by 0.9% to reach $5.1 billion, aided by growth in discretionary income and an increase in the number of households with at least one computer... 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, while the emergence of pure online retailers and constant price pressures have eroded profit margins. The subdued retail economy that followed the collapse of global financial markets and the resulting uncertainty surrounding the domestic economy also created challenging trading conditions. As a result, industry revenue is expected to contract by an annualised 2.6% in the five years through 2014-15.

In 2014-15, the dynamic nature of digital technology, coupled with continued growth in discretionary income, has been 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 computer and software products including desktop computers, notebooks, laptops, tablets, scanners, printers, keyboards and packaged software (excluding game software). The sale of computer game consoles is also included in the industry. Industry products are purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then sell these goods to the general public for private use or to corporate clients for business 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 video games)Game console retailing

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