Computer and Software Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Computer and Software Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4222 | Mar 2014

Take your tablet: High demand for tablet computers helps drive industry revenue

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Aggressive price discounting and the rapid ascent of online purchases for computer and software products have negatively affected the Computer and Software Retailing industry. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline by an annualised 1.9% in the five years through 2013-14. Intense trading conditions have caused price to remain the key basis of competition due to minimal product differentiation between operators. The resulting downward price pressures have eroded profit margins and led to the exit of some industry players.

In 2013-14, industry revenue is forecast to rise by 1.5% to reach $4.6 billion. Growth in disposable income and an increase in the number of households with at least one computer will underpin a modest recovery... purchase to read more

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The industry exhibits medium barriers to entry and the trend is steady. Industry concentration and competition are both medium. While the top four players account for just under 45.0% of the market, they have established considerable brand awareness among consumers. Furthermore, concentration has increased over the past five years, reflecting the growing dominance of major players already in the industry. Industry competition is driven by the broad product range and competitive pricing on offer by operators. Competition between operators has also intensified, in the race to offer consumers the lowest price and best deal available.

The industry's medium capital intensity and declining life cycle may deter new players from entering the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

Operators in the industry primarily retail a range of computer and software products including desktops, notebooks, laptops, tablets, scanners, printers, keyboards and packaged software (except game software). The sale of computer game consoles is also included in the industry. These products are purchased from domestic manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then retail these goods, through their stores, to the general public for private use.

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 computer games)Game console retailing

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