Out of style: Strong competition from auction sites and online classifieds is limiting growth

IBISWorld’s Antique and Used Goods Retailing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Demand for used goods has been fuelled by their relative affordability compared with new items
  • The second hand economy has grown from being a niche market to a mainstream industry
  • Changing consumer preferences are anticipated to drive the industry's performance

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Antique and used goods retailers have faced increasing external competition over the past five years. The industry's performance has been hindered by growing competition from pure online players such as eBay and Gumtree, which are pursuing a greater share of the market. Additionally, industry operators have been confronted with volatile consumer sentiment due to uncertain domestic economic conditions. Despite these constraints, industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17. This growth rate includes an expected 2.0% rise over 2016-17, to reach $2.6 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry is in the mature stage of its economic life cycle. Industry value added, which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is projected to rise by an annualised 1.6% over the 10 years through to 2021-22. This represents an underperformance of the overall economy, with real GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the same period. The steady rise in industry value added can be attributed to ongoing demand for antique and used goods across numerous consumer groups.

    The mature status of the industry is evident in enterprise and establishment numbers, which are projected to trend downwards over the decade through 2021-22. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry are

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Product price accurately reflects the quality of items
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Real household discretionary income in the Antique and Used Goods Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry?

    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
    Used goods
    Antique goods
    Other goods and services
    Industry Activities
    Antiques retailing
    Coin dealing
    Second-hand goods retailing (except motor vehicles, motorcycles and parts)
    Stamp dealing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • National unemployment rate
  • Cash rate

  • Current Performance
  • Trash or treasure
  • Online competitors
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading landscape
  • Profit and competition
  • Table: Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Art Galleries and Museums
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Antique and Used Goods Retailing
  • Consumers

  • Products & Services
  • Antique goods
  • Used goods
  • Other goods and services
  • Chart: Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers
  • Dealers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Antique and Used Goods Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Cash Converters International LimitedSalvation ArmySt Vincent de Paul Society
  • Table: Cash Converters International Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Salvation Army - financial performance
  • Table: St Vincent de Paul Society - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Antique and Used Goods Retailing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • An item over 100 years old and collected or desired due to its beauty, rarity, condition or utility.
  • Collectable
  • Term used to describe anything people collect.
  • Pawnbroker
  • A business that loans money on items of personal property and holds said items as collateral for an agreed period of time.
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