Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

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The Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry has faced increasing external competition over the past five years. Pure online players such as eBay and Gumtree are pursuing a greater share of the market, increasing competition and hindering the industry's performance. Additionally, uncertain domestic economic conditions resulted in negative consumer sentiment over the three years through 2016-17, constraining demand for antiques. Despite these constraints, industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2018-19. This growth includes an expected 2.6% rise over 2018-19, to total $3.2 billion. Mixed consumer sentiment and weak income growth have boosted demand for used goods rather than new products over the past fi...
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Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry is anticipated to grow by an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Growth in the range of used goods available, and growing consumer interest in antiques are projected to drive demand. Trends in household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, IT and telecommunication rates, and demand from online shopping are also forecast to drive demand over the period. Trading landscape Consumer demand for antiques and used goods is driven by discretionary income, which is anticipated to grow at a solid rate over the next five years, due to improving economic conditions. Rising discretionary income will support consumer demand for a range of discretionary purchases such as antiques,...
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Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 3,795
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 10,042

Biggest companies in the Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia industry include Cash Converters International Limited, St Vincent de Paul Society and Salvation Army Australia Territory.

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What is Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry retailers primarily sell antiques and used goods (except motor vehicles or motorcycles and parts). Antique goods sold by the industry are sourced from individuals or businesses, while used or second-hand goods are generally sourced from donations. The industry includes the online operations of bricks-and-mortar antique and used good retailers. However, online-only players, such as auction websites, are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Used goods
  • Antique goods
  • Other goods and services
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Antiques retailing
  • Coin dealing
  • Pawnbroking
  • Second-hand goods retailing (except motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts)
  • Stamp dealing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry retailers primarily sell antiques and used goods (except motor vehicles or motorcycles and parts). Antique goods sold by the industry are sourced from individuals or businesses, while used or second-hand goods are generally sourced from donations. The industry includes the online operations of bricks-and-mortar antique and used good retailers. However, online-only players, such as auction websites, are excluded from the industry.

Main Activities

  • Antiques retailing
  • Coin dealing
  • Pawnbroking
  • Second-hand goods retailing (except motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts)
  • Stamp dealing

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Consumer sentiment, which reflects the financial and economic expectations of consumers, influences demand for antiques and used goods. Negative consumer ...
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Consumer sentiment index
Real household discretionary income
IT and telecommunications adoption
Demand from online shopping

Current Performance

Online competitors
Profit performance
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Profit and competition
 Table: Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Art Galleries and Museums in Australia
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Key Selling Industries

Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia
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Products & Services

Products retailed by the industry may be broadly segmented into two categories: antique items and used goods. The industry also provides other goods and s...
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Demand Determinants

Industry demand is sensitive to trends in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment and the personal preferences of individual buyers. The r...
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Major Markets

Dealers






 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the largest four players expected to account for well below 40% of the market. According ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Cash Converters International Limited is an Australian-owned company that retails second-hand goods. Established in 1984, the company opened its first sto...
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Cash Converters International

 Table: Cash Converters International - financial performance

St Vincent de Paul

 Table: St Vincent de Paul - financial performance

Salvation Army

 Table: Salvation Army - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry is characterised by low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, $11.20 is spent on wages. Capi...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
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Liabilities, %

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