Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Computer and software retailers have experienced continuous change over the past five years. Along with advances in design and technology, the introduction of tablet computers created a new wave of demand for retailers. Despite all the hype, sales have been eroded by price deflation across the industry, which is expected to culminate in weak annualised growth of 0.7% over the five years through 2012-13. Consumer demand for computer and software merchandise over this period has also been driven by trends in real household disposable income, consumer sentiment, growth in the number of households with access to a computer and the level of internet connections.
Industry sales are forecast to increase by 1.5% to $7.62 billion in 2012-13... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The fast-paced world of technology has brought continuous changes to the Computer and Software Retailing industry over the past five years. However, trading conditions for operators have been challenging due to the subdued state of the retail economy, weaker consumer sentiment and strong competition between players. These factors, combined with declines in the average selling price of computer and software equipment is expected to lead industry revenue to post weak annualised growth of 0.7% through 2012-13. Operating conditions across the industry have also been affected by trends in real household disposable income, internet connections and the number of households with at least one computer... purchase to read more