Lights out: External competition has constrained industry revenue growth

The Electrical and Lighting Stores industry has struggled in a subdued retail environment over the past five years, as volatile consumer sentiment has constrained demand. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2016-17, to $2.0 billion. Consumer sentiment fluctuated over the period due to unstable financial markets and economic uncertainty. As a result, many households postponed construction and renovation plans, contributing to revenue declines in 2011-12. Housing construction activity has been mixed over the past five years, although an expected decline in 2016-17 is anticipated to contribute to industry revenue declining by 3.8% over the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators face strong competition from department stores and other retailers
  • Subdued construction activity and volatile consumer sentiment have resulted in excess stock
  • Industry players are anticipated to face intensifying competition over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Electrical and Lighting Stores industry is not capital intensive. For every dollar spent on capital costs, an estimated $11.33 is spent on wages. The industry is labour intensive as employees are required to handle daily retail operations, such as providing customer service, stocking shelves, displaying merchandise, processing transactions and managing inventory. Staff are also involved in a range of administrative and back office duties. As the industry faces increasing competition from department stores and other retailers, many industry players are attempting to differentiate themselves by offering superior customer service. This places upward pressure on wage costs as retailers invest more in employee training and incentive programs...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Attractive product presentation
  • Effective cost control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on private dwellings and Demand from house construction in the Electrical and Lighting Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry?

    Industry firms primarily retail lighting and electrical goods. This includes lighting fixtures and fittings, light bulbs and globes, batteries, and other electrical products. Department stores and other retailers that sell these products in addition to other goods are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Lighting products
  • Batteries
  • Other electrical goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Lamp retailing
  • Indoor light retailing
  • Outdoor light retailing
  • Light bulb and globe retailing
  • Lantern, spotlight and torch retailing
  • Battery retailing
  • Extension lead and power board retailing
  • Adaptor and timer retailing
  • Power point and light switch retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on private dwellings
  • Demand from house construction
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Residential Property Operators
  • Office Property Operators
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Lighting products
  • Batteries
  • Other electrical goods
  • Chart: Electrical and Lighting Stores 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 Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electrical and Lighting Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Beacon Lighting Group Limited, Battery World Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Beacon Lighting Group Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Battery World Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electrical and Lighting Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Electrical and Lighting Stores 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
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  • Minimum Energy Performance Standards (Meps)
  • Regulatory standards governing energy efficiency requirements of lighting equipment.
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  • Point of Sale. Technology that incorporates a cash register with a credit and debit card electronic payment system in the one device.
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