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Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
13,500
Businesses
3,100
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, $12.8 is spent on wages. While capital investment is required to operate in the industry, labour is required to undertake numerous tasks, including restocking display shelves, processing consumer purchases and assisting with inventory management.

Capital expenditure for the industry has remained steady over the past five years. The use of computerised point of sale (POS) systems has simplified staff tasks and minimised the incidence of human error. POS systems have also allowed operators to control inventory more efficiently and reduce excess stock. Nevertheless, the industry remains labour-intensive, with staff required to perform a range of duties... 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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