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Newspaper and Book Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Newspaper and Book Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4244 | Jun 2014

Digital divide: Revenue is declining as more consumers purchase from online retailers

The Newspaper and Book Retailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-5.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
27,488
Businesses
5,200
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Newspaper and book retailers have faced tough trading conditions over the past five years due to a decline in the sale of printed publications and growth in the volume of sales lost to international e-tailers. Industry trading conditions have been affected by competition from external operators, including supermarkets and department stores. The challenging operating landscape has culminated in industry revenue declining. Revenue is estimated to drop at an annualised 5.7% over the five years through 2013-14. Consumer demand for newspapers has been influenced by trends in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, internet connections and the volume of shopping done via internet sites. Industry revenue is forecast to fall by 5.6% in 2013-14, to $3.8 billion... purchase to read more

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Newspaper and book retailers have faced a challenging environment over the past five years, with revenue expected to contract at an annualised 5.7%. Industry trading conditions have been affected by a shift by consumers towards online content. Strong competition between operators and external players has influenced prices and margins. Combined, these factors have led to a decline in prices, margins and profitability. Operating conditions have been influenced by changes in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, demand from online shopping and the number of internet connections. In 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to decline by 5.6% to reach $3.8 billion... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry?

Operators in the industry primarily retail newspapers, books and magazines. Industry players may operate as independent businesses, as part of a retail chain of stores or under a franchised model. Newspapers and books are largely purchased from the relevant wholesalers and then sold via stores or online sites to end consumers. Players that operate purely online are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
BooksLotteryE-booksMagazinesNewspapersCards, gifts and party itemsStationeryOther goods and services
 
Industry Activities
Book retailing (including e-books)Newspaper retailingMagazine and periodical retailing


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