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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 | Jan 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Newspaper and Book Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-5.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
26,980
Businesses
4,910
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 2014-15. 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 4.1% in 2014-15, to $4.1 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players expected to account for considerably less than 40.0% of the market. The majority of industry participants are small sized operators with fewer than 20 employees. Prospective entrants face low barriers to entry, which acts as an incentive for new operators to enter the industry and gain market share. The entry of new players is supported by low capital requirements.

The book retailing market has suffered a period of rationalisation over the past five years. Key examples include the collapse of Angus & Robertson and Borders in February 2011 and the purchase of Melbourne University and SPP Medical and Legal Bookshops by The Co-op Bookshop in June 2012... 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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