Newspaper and Book Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Newspaper and Book Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4244 | Jan 2016

Writing on the wall: Strong external competition drives down prices and revenue

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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 led to a decline in industry revenue, which is expected to drop at an annualised 7.2% over the five years through 2015-16. 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 2.6% in 2015-16, to $3.8 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration, with the top two players expected to account for considerably less than 40.0% of the market. According to ABS data, a reported 31.0% of operators were non-employing businesses in 2013-14, with a further 66.3% of industry participants being 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... 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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