Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia - Market Research Report

Electrical and Lighting Stores industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 0.4%

The Electrical and Lighting Stores industry has performed poorly over the past five years. Volatile consumer sentiment and declining real household discretionary incomes have contributed to a fall in industry revenue over the period. However, this decline has been partly limited by a rise in capital expenditure on private dwellings over the period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2019-20, to $2.0 billion. This trend includes an anticipated fall of 1.7% in the current year, attributable to a sharp drop in consumer sentiment. Industry operators have faced intense competition from department stores and big-box furniture and hardware stores over the past five years. Department stores, su...
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Electrical and Lighting Stores industry outlook (2019-2024)

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An improvement in market conditions is anticipated to drive growth in the Electrical and Lighting Stores industry over the next five years. Positive consumer sentiment and discretionary income growth are projected to drive an increase in capital expenditure on private dwellings over the period. As a result, more consumers are forecast to update or renovate their homes, boosting spending on lamps, lighting fixtures and other electrical goods. Additionally, low interest rates are anticipated to reverse the decline in demand from house construction, further supporting industry revenue. Positive consumer sentiment and discretionary income growth are also anticipated to boost demand for department stores over the next five years, further intensifying the...
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Electrical and Lighting Stores industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $2bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,621
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 5,707

Biggest companies in the Electrical and Lighting Stores industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia industry include Beacon Lighting Group Limited and Battery World Australia Pty Ltd.

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What is Electrical and Lighting Stores industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily retail lighting and electrical goods, such as 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 and Services

  • Lighting products
  • Batteries
  • Other electrical goods
  • All Others

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

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms primarily retail lighting and electrical goods, such as 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.

Main 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

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Capital expenditure on new homes and alterations to existing buildings affect demand for lamps and lighting fixtures, and other electrical products. An in...
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Capital expenditure on private dwellings
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from house construction
Demand from department stores

Current Performance

Housing construction
Profit and wages
Consolidation
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Profit and wages
Industry changes
 Table: Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Residential Property Operators in Australia
Office Property Operators in Australia
Consumers in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Electric Lighting Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing in Australia
Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling in Australia




Products & Services

Operators in the Electrical and Lighting Stores industry sell a range of lighting equipment, batteries and other electrical products. Retailers tend to sp...
People aged 15 to 34
People aged 55 and over




Demand Determinants

A range of factors influence demand for the industry's products. These include discretionary incomes, housing construction activity, retailer reputation, ...
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Major Markets

People aged 15 to 34
People aged 55 and over





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Electrical and Lightning Stores industry exhibits low market share concentration, with the four largest players expected to account for less than 20% ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Beacon Lighting Group Limited is Australia's largest specialist retailer of lamps, lighting fixtures and light globes. The company was founded in 1967, an...
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Beacon Lighting Group

 Table: Beacon Lighting Group - financial performance

Battery World Australia

 Table: Battery World Australia - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Electrical and Lighting Stores industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages in 2019-20, industry operators are ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electrical and Lighting Stores 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 Electrical and Lighting Stores in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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