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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 | Oct 2016

Signing out: Profit declines due to growing 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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Computer and software retailers have faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Widespread economic uncertainty due to instability in global markets led to volatility in consumer sentiment. This prompted consumers to become more cautious with their discretionary spending over the early part of the five years through 2016-17. Many industry 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 industry players. Industry revenue recovered over the second half of the five years through 2016-17, driven by an upturn in discretionary income and rising demand for the latest tech products such as tablets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase at an annualised 2.0%, a modest performance compared with annualised growth in Australian GDP of 2.6% over the same period. As a result, the industry is expected to underperform compared with the wider economy. Industries that operate in the decline phase of their life cycle generally demonstrate slow value added growth relative to the overall economy. The weak performance can be attributed to the erosion of product margins due to market saturation and increasing competition from pure online players... purchase to read more


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What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

Industry operators 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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