Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia - Market Research Report

Newsagents and Book Retailers industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -4.8%

The Newsagents and Book Retailers industry has faced tough trading conditions over the past five years. Declining sales of printed publications and increasing competition from international online retailers have placed considerable pressure on industry operators over the period. Competition from external operators, including supermarkets and department stores, has also negatively affected the industry. Trends in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, and the popularity of online shopping have affected demand for industry products over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 4.8% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.3 billion. Revenue is expected to decrease by 3.2% in the current year due...
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Newsagents and Book Retailers industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Newsagents and Book Retailers industry is forecast to continue declining over the next five years. Growth in the volume of newspaper and book items sold or accessed online, and competition from external operators will create a difficult trading landscape for industry players. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. Despite this, projected discretionary income growth, coupled with positive consumer sentiment over the next five years is forecast to create sales opportunities for operators and mitigate the overall decline in industry revenue. Online competition Trends in internet connections and online shopping will influence demand for newspapers and books ove...
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Newsagents and Book Retailers industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $3bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 5,505
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 25,350

Biggest companies in the Newsagents and Book Retailers industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia industry include Newspower Newsagents and Nextra Group.

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What is Newsagents and Book Retailers industry?

Industry Definition

Operators in the industry primarily retail newspapers, books and magazines. Industry players may operate as independent businesses, as part of a retail chain of stores or under a franchised model. Newspapers and books are largely purchased from the relevant wholesalers and then sold via stores or online sites to end consumers. Players that operate purely online are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Books
  • Lottery
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Cards, gifts and party items
  • Stationery
  • Other goods and services

Industry Activities

  • Book retailing
  • Newspaper retailing
  • Magazine and periodical retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Operators in the industry primarily retail newspapers, books and magazines. Industry players may operate as independent businesses, as part of a retail chain of stores or under a franchised model. Newspapers and books are largely purchased from the relevant wholesalers and then sold via stores or online sites to end consumers. Players that operate purely online are excluded from the industry.

Main Activities

  • Book retailing
  • Newspaper retailing
  • Magazine and periodical retailing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Trends in real household discretionary income influence demand for industry products. A rise in discretionary income boosts consumers' spending power and ...
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Real household discretionary income
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from online shopping
Internet subscribers

Current Performance

Profit
Enterprises and employment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Profit and products
Enterprises and employment
 Table: Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers






Key Selling Industries

Newspaper Publishing in Australia
Magazine and Directory Publishing in Australia
Book Publishing in Australia
Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia
Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia


Products & Services

Industry products include newspapers, lottery products, magazines, books, ebooks, cards, gifts and stationery. While book retailers mainly concentrate on ...
People aged 35-54
Business accounts and subagents
People aged 15-34



Demand Determinants

Consumer demand for newspapers, books and magazines is driven by trends in real household discretionary, consumer sentiment and the price competitiveness ...
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Major Markets

People aged 35-54
Business accounts and subagents
People aged 15-34




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

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

Market Share Concentration

The industry exhibits low market share concentration, with the top two players expected to account for considerably less than 40.0% of the market. Accordi...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Established in 1990, Newspower Newsagents is Australia's largest national newsagents group. Newspower Newsagents is owned and operated by newsagents. Dire...
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Newspower Newsagents

 Table: Newspower Newsagents - financial performance

Nextra Group

 Table: Nextra Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, $19.0 is spent on labour. As a retail industry, labour costs are an integr...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newsagents and Book Retailers 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 Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2006-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2006-2025)
Establishments (2006-2025)
Businesses (2006-2025)
Employment (2006-2025)
Exports (2006-2025)
Imports (2006-2025)
Wages (2006-2025)
Domestic Demand (2006-2025)

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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  • Industry Operating Conditions
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    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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