Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

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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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Computer and software retailers have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years, with revenue expected to post weak annualised growth of 1.6% over the five years through 2015-16. Widespread economic uncertainty due to instability in global financial markets led to volatility in consumer sentiment and prompted consumers to become more cautious about their discretionary spending habits. Aggressive price discounting among operators was also prominent 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 some industry players. Industry revenue is forecast to rise by 2.3% to reach $5.6 billion in 2015-16... purchase to read more

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The industry exhibits a medium level of market share concentration, with the four largest players expected to account for just over 40% of the market in 2015-16. Concentration has trended upwards over the past five years. Growth in concentration during this period can be attributed to the exit of non-employing operators from the industry. According to ABS data, a reported 49.7% of industry enterprises were non-employing businesses in 2013-14, although this share has declined from a high of 52.4% in 2010-11. The industry has moderate barriers to entry, which may deter new operators from joining the industry. High competition across the industry reflects the dominance of larger players such as Harvey Norman... purchase to read more


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What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

Operators in the industry 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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