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Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Computer and Software Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4222 | Oct 2016

Signing out: Profit declines due to growing competition from online retailers

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Computer and software retailers have faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Widespread economic uncertainty due to instability in global markets led to volatility in consumer sentiment. This prompted consumers to become more cautious with their discretionary spending over the early part of the five years through 2016-17. Many industry operators engaged in aggressive price discounting due to the rapidly increasing popularity of online shopping. The resulting downward pressure on prices eroded profit margins and ultimately led to the exit of industry players. Industry revenue recovered over the second half of the five years through 2016-17, driven by an upturn in discretionary income and rising demand for the latest tech products such as tablets... purchase to read more

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The Computer and Software Retailing industry has posted mixed results over the past five years. Industry performance during the early part of the five-year period was hindered by widespread economic uncertainty due to instability in global financial markets, volatile consumer sentiment and reduced spending on discretionary products, such as computer and software goods. Growing competition, particularly from pure online players, placed downward pressure on industry prices. This pressure led to the erosion of industry profit margins and contributed to challenging trading conditions for operators... purchase to read more


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What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

Industry operators retail computer and software products including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, printers, keyboards, computer game consoles and packaged software (excluding game software). Industry products are purchased from manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the general public for private use or to corporate clients for business use. The online operations of industry retailers are included in the industry, but pure online players are excluded.

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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