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IBISWorld’s Computer and Software 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.

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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Computer and software retailers have faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Widespread economic uncertainty and volatility in consumer sentiment prompted consumers to become more cautious with their discretionary spending over the early part of the five years through 2016-17. Many industry operators engaged in aggressive price discounting due to the rapidly increasing popularity of online shopping. The resulting downward pressure on prices eroded profit margins and ultimately led to the exit of industry players. Industry revenue recovered over the second half of the five-year period, driven by an upturn in discretionary income and rising demand for the latest tech products such as tablets. Industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 3.5%...

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Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Computer and Software Retailing industry has posted mixed results over the past five years. Industry performance during the early part of the five-year period was hindered by widespread economic uncertainty due to instability in global financial markets, volatile consumer sentiment and reduced spending on discretionary products like computer and software goods. Growing competition, particularly from purely online players, placed downward pressure on industry prices. This pressure led to the erosion of industry profit margins and contributed to challenging trading conditions for operators. How..

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Industry Products

What is the Computer and Software Retailing Industry?

Industry operators retail computer and software products including desktop computers, laptops, tablets, printers, keyboards, computer game consoles and packaged software (excluding game software). Industry products are purchased from manufacturers and wholesalers and then sold to the general  public for private use or to corporate clients for business use. The online operations of industry retailers are included in the industry, but purely online players are excluded.

Industry Products
Computer hardware
Computer peripherals, parts and accessories
Computer software
Industry Activities
PC, desktop, notebook, laptop and tablet retailing
Monitor, scanner, printer, keyboard and storage media retailing
Packaged computer software retailing (except video games)
Game console retailing

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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