Boiling over: Competition from online-only retailers has hurt industry demand

IBISWorld’s Domestic Appliance 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Strong price-based competition and weak consumer sentiment have limited revenue growth
  • Consumer demand for domestic appliances will increase as the number of households rises
  • Renovation activity will continue to influence demand for new and replacement appliances

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Changes to the retail landscape and mounting competition from internal and external operators have created a tough trading environment for operators in the Domestic Appliance Retailing industry over the past five years. Despite continued advances in product design and technology, industry revenue growth has been limited by strong price-based competition, progressive declines in the average price of some domestic appliance categories, and weak consumer sentiment. Real household discretionary income and household composition have also affected the industry's trading conditions over the period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow by an annualised 2.4% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $13.8 billion.

    Industry revenue is expected to fall by 0.7%...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Domestic Appliance Retailing industry is currently in the mature phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, the industry's contribution to the economy (industry value added) is expected to rise by an annualised rate of 0.3%, underperforming the projected annualised GDP growth of 2.5% during the same period. The weaker growth in value added for the industry relative to the overall economy can be largely attributed to significant price and profit margin erosion across the industry due to strong competition. The market for domestic appliances is expected to undergo modest change during the 10-year period, while consumers in the highest income bracket continue to be the dominant buyers of industry merchandise.


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    Additional Insights for the Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry are

  • Attractive product presentation
  • Having a clear market position
  • Experienced workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Real household discretionary income in the Domestic Appliance Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry?

    Operators in the industry retail a range of domestic appliances including TVs, barbecues, refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines and vacuum cleaners. These products are purchased from manufacturers and wholesalers for resale to consumers at retail stores. The industry includes online sales by bricks-and-mortar retailers, but excludes department stores and online-only retailers.

    Industry Products
    Domestic whitegoods
    Other household appliances
    Audio goods
    Media players and recorders
    Mobile phones and telephone handsets
    Other goods
    Industry Activities
    Heating and cooling equipment retailing
    Domestic household appliance retailing
    Audiovisual equipment retailing
    Mobile phone and telephone retailing

    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
  • Number of households
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Demand from residential building construction

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading landscape
  • Intensifying competition
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Audio Visual Electronic Equipment Manufacturing
  • Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Household Appliance Wholesaling
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers

  • Products & Services
  • Domestic whitegoods
  • TVs
  • Audio goods
  • Other household appliances
  • Mobile phones and telephone handsets
  • Other goods
  • Media players and recorders
  • Chart: Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 55 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Domestic Appliance Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Domestic Appliance Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    JB Hi-Fi LimitedHarvey Norman Holdings Ltd
  • Table: JB Hi-Fi Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Harvey Norman Holdings Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Domestic Appliance 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 Domestic Appliance 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
    Internet Of Things
  • The network of physical objects—devices, buildings vehicles and other items—embedded with software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to communicate and exchange data.
  • Point Of Sale (Pos) Systems
  • Electronic systems used at check-out points in retail stores to process sales and capture information. This information is used to manage back of house functions, such as inventory management.
  • Subscription Video On Demand (Svod)
  • A subscription service that allows users to select and view content at a time and place of their choosing.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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