Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The past five years have been some of the toughest in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry's history. Operators have felt the full effect of a structural shift in the way reading material is consumed and disseminated. The move by consumers online to obtain information and entertainment has had dire consequences for an industry reliant on the physical movement of printed materials from publisher to end-user. Not only have consumers become increasingly comfortable making purchases online through international retailers, they have enthusiastically taken to new e-readers and tablet devices. These developments, which negate the need for book and magazine middlemen, have all been bad news for the industry. The industry's revenue is expected to decline at an annualised rate of 3.9%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Factors influencing the location of the industry's activities include the regional distribution and concentration of the population, and the regional distribution of downstream retailers. Participants in the industry often locate themselves, including their warehouses, close to their clients (mainly publishers and retailers) to optimise transport costs.
The distribution of book and magazine wholesaling locations and employment is concentrated in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland. These three eastern states combine to account for an estimated 79.7% of the total number of businesses and approximately 83.9% of total industry employment. The three states account for about 77% of Australia's population... purchase to read more