Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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IBISWorld’s Computer and Software Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 14-19
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. In the 10 years through 2018-19, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the economy, is forecast to decline at an annualised 1.8%, compared with forecast annualised growth in Australian GDP of 2.5% over the same period. In general, industries that operate in the decline stage of their life cycle demonstrate slow IVA growth relative to the overall economy. The weak performance can be attributed to the erosion of product margins due to moderate levels of competition across the industry and from external operators. Increasing competition, both internal and external (particularly from online retailers), reduced the trading viability of certain industry players... 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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