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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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 Computer and Software Retailing industry has posted mixed results over the past five years, with modest annualised revenue growth of 1.6% expected over the five years through 2015-16. During the early part of the five-year period, widespread economic uncertainty due to instability in global financial markets caused volatility in consumer sentiment and reduced spending on discretionary products, such as computer and software goods. Mounting competition, particularly from pure online players, placed downward pressure on prices, which led to erosion of profit margins and challenging trading conditions for operators... 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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