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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 | Apr 2016

Hard drive for sales: Revenue grows despite increased competition from online retailers

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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Market Share of Companies
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, 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. Many 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 some industry players. Industry revenue is forecast to rise by 2.3% over 2015-16, to reach $5.6 billion... purchase to read more

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The Computer and Software Retailing industry has posted mixed results over the five years through 2015-16, with modest annualised revenue growth of 1.6% expected over the period. 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 industry prices. This pressure led to the 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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