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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2020-21, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase by an annualised 1.2%, 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?

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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