Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report

Consumer Goods Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 0.5%

The Consumer Goods Retailing subdivision has been subject to tough retail conditions over the past five years. Weak disposable income growth and volatile consumer sentiment due to unstable economic conditions have resulted in a poor trading landscape, as households scaled back their expenditure on non-essential goods. In addition, the rise in online shopping has contributed to a fall in retail demand for many consumer goods over the period, such as photographic equipment, video games and recorded music, newspapers and books, and stationery goods. Subdivision operators have struggled with intensifying competition from online-only retailers, as consumers have become increasingly comfortable with making online purchases over the past five years. Online...
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Consumer Goods Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Consumer Goods Retailing subdivision is projected to increase its pace of expansion over the five years through XXX-XX. Increasing disposable incomes and improvement in the retail trading landscape will likely support greater demand. Continued advances in technology will also drive demand for a range of technology-based goods. However, big-box retailers, international retail chains and department stores are anticipated to increase competition for specialised retailers, leading to price deflation. While this trend will encourage greater demand from bargain hunters, increasing price-based competition in the subdivision will put pressure on profit margins. A rising number of consumers choosing online shopping over traditional bricks-and-mortar store...
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Consumer Goods Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $173bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 126,189
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 657,821

Biggest companies in the Consumer Goods Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia industry include Wesfarmers Limited.

  • pie_chart Wesfarmers Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Consumer Goods Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

Subdivision operators sell personal and household items such as clothing, furniture, appliances, computers and garden supplies. This does not include revenue from sales of food, fuel, alcohol or motor vehicles. Retailers purchase stock from manufacturers or wholesalers and then sell these products to the general public. Although online sales generated by traditional retailers are included in the subdivision, the revenue earned by online-only retailers is excluded.

Industry Products and Services

  • Household goods
  • Clothing, footwear and personal accessories
  • Other consumer goods
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Department store operations
  • Clothing retailing
  • Domestic appliance retailing
  • Furniture retailing
  • Hardware retailing
  • Computer and software retailing
  • Pharmacy operations
  • Toy and game retailing
  • Footwear retailing
  • Newspaper, book and stationery retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Subdivision operators sell personal and household items such as clothing, furniture, appliances, computers and garden supplies. This does not include revenue from sales of food, fuel, alcohol or motor vehicles. Retailers purchase stock from manufacturers or wholesalers and then sell these products to the general public. Although online sales generated by traditional retailers are included in the subdivision, the revenue earned by online-only retailers is excluded.

Main Activities

  • Department store operations
  • Clothing retailing
  • Domestic appliance retailing
  • Furniture retailing
  • Hardware retailing
  • Computer and software retailing
  • Pharmacy operations
  • Toy and game retailing
  • Footwear retailing
  • Newspaper, book and stationery retailing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Trends in real household disposable income can influence demand for consumer goods. Higher household incomes provide consumers with greater purchasing pow...
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Real household disposable income
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from online shopping
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Shopping trends
Household incomes
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Profit margins
 Table: Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in Australia






Key Selling Industries

Manufacturing
Wholesale Trade
Telecommunications Services in Australia
Retail Property Operators in Australia



Products & Services

Industries in the Consumer Goods Retailing subdivision sell a diverse range of products, such as housewares, furniture, office supplies, clothing, footwea...
People aged 15 to 34
People aged 55 and over




Demand Determinants

Retail demand for the diverse range of products covered by this subdivision is largely driven by trends in real household disposable income, as this affec...
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Major Markets

People aged 15 to 34
People aged 55 and over





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Consumer 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 Consumer Goods Retailing subdivision has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for less than 40% of revenue....
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Wesfarmers Limited started out in 1914 as a farmers' cooperative in Western Australia, and has since grown to become one of Australia's largest and most w...
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Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Consumer Goods Retailing subdivision exhibits low capital intensity. In the current year, for every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $9.13 ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Consumer 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 Consumer 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)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
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  • Industry Trends
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  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
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