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

IBISWorld’s Computer and Software Retailing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of computer and software retailers is primarily driven by the population trends across each Australian state and territory. This explains the high concentration of industry players located in the key eastern seaboard states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria. Population plays a pivotal role in influencing the location of industry stores, as it enables operators to gauge the likely success rate of opening a new store based on competitors and the estimated level of consumer demand. Demand for industry stores is also influenced by the number of households with computer or internet access. This trend has been fuelled by the growing dependence on email and social media as a convenient and acceptable form of communication. .. 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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