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

IBISWorld’s Newspaper and Book Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 7.1% 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 5.3% in 2013-14, to $4.3 billion... purchase to read more

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The industry is expected to operate in decline stage of its life cycle over the 10 years through 2018-19. The declining life cycle can be attributed to a contraction in value added and establishment numbers, along with a shift in the way consumers access and read newspapers and books.

Industry value added is expected to decline by an annualised 2.2% over the 10 years through 2018-19, compared with annualised growth of 2.6% in Australian GDP. Newspaper and book retailers have continued to post a decline in profitability and value added across a number of segments due to mounting competition from other media such as the internet and TV and growth in the volume of digital publications... 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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