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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 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.

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 Products Chapter

Products retailed by the industry include newspapers, lottery products, magazines, books, e-books, cards, gifts and stationery. While book retailers predominantly operate as specialist retailers and concentrate on book sales, newspaper and magazine retailers usually supplement store sales by offering a range of other goods and services including lottery products, greeting cards, stationery, art supplies and photocopying services. The relative shares of industry revenue generated by each segment have been affected by a shift in consumers' reading habits over the past five years.

Books

Books are the industry's dominant product segment and are expected to account for 30.0% of revenue in 2014-15... 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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