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Newspaper and Book Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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

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

IBISWorld’s Newspaper and Book 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
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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The industry has low barriers to entry and the trend is steady. Capital intensity and concentration are low, which is an incentive for new operators to enter the industry. Capital costs include the financial investment required to purchase or establish a new store along with the cost of store fit-outs and stock requirements once the store is operational. Although these investment requirements are significant, the daily capital requirements for ongoing businesses are minimal.

New entrants are encouraged to enter the industry due to its low concentration. The industry is fragmented as the top four players account for less than 40.0% of the market and the majority of smaller operators employ less than 20 people... 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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