Overview

Bad angle: Revenue has declined as consumers have increasingly favoured alternative technology

IBISWorld’s Photographic Equipment Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer preferences have shifted towards alternative technology such as smartphones
  • Negative consumer sentiment has curtailed retail spending on photographic equipment
  • Drone cameras represent a potential growth opportunity for industry operators

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Photographic Equipment Retailing industry has faced difficult trading conditions in recent years, with revenue expected to decline by an annualised 4.3% over the five years through 2017-18. Revenue has struggled as the average price of cameras has fallen, external players (such as general electrical and department stores) have heightened competition, and grey camera product imports have risen in volume alongside increased demand. Real household discretionary income and consumer sentiment trends, advances in product technology and features, and international travel by Australians have also affected the industry's performance. Industry revenue is expected to continue declining in 2017-18, falling by 2.4% to total $610.0 million...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has moderate barriers to entry and the trend has remained steady. Competition, both internal and external, may deter new players from entering the industry. Operators primarily compete on price, which often drives consumer purchases. Other competitive factors included product range and quality, promotions and discounts, and customer service.

    The industry exhibits moderate market share concentration, which constrains market share available to new entrants. Existing operators account for a sizeable share of industry revenue, and benefit from their extensive store networks and brand awareness among consumer groups. The industry's declining life cycle status also potentially deters new entrants to the industry.

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    Additional Insights for the Photographic Equipment Retailing Industry

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

  • Being part of a franchising chain
  • Having a clear market position
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Real household discretionary income in the Photographic Equipment Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Photographic Equipment Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail photographic equipment including cameras, camcorders, projectors and photographic accessories. These products are sourced from wholesalers and sold to consumers via bricks-and-mortar stores or websites operated by industry players. Businesses that primarily trade as department stores, general electronic retailers or online-only operators are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
    Compact cameras
    DSLR and Compact system cameras
    Bridge cameras
    Camcorders and accessories
    Photo processing
    Industry Activities
    Camera retailing
    Photographic equipment retailing
    Photographic film or paper retailing
    Projectors retailing
    Digital camera accessory retailing
    Digital photo printing
    Video camera 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
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • International travel by Australians

  • Current Performance
  • Volatile trading landscape
  • Profit and products
  • Competition
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading market
  • Profit and competition
  • Table: Photographic Equipment Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Photographic Equipment Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Professional Photographic Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Electronic Equipment Repair
  • Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • DSLR and Compact system cameras
  • Camcorders and accessories
  • Compact cameras
  • Bridge cameras
  • Photo processing
  • Chart: Photographic Equipment Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged over 55
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Photographic Equipment 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 Photographic Equipment Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Photographic Equipment Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Raleru LtdTed's Camera Stores (Vic) Pty Limited
  • Table: Raleru Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Ted's Camera Stores (Vic) Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Photographic Equipment 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 Photographic Equipment Retailing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Bridge Camera
  • A camera that offers consumers the ability to manually control camera settings but doesn't come with interchangeable lenses. Also known as prosumers.
  • Digital Camera
  • A camera that enables users to shoot photos or video and take a recording of the image. Also known as a compact camera or point and shoot camera.
  • Dslr Camera
  • A digital single-lens reflex camera, which is effectively a merger of SLR cameras and digital cameras.
  • Grey Imports
  • Products purchased from non-authorised resellers that are not part of the traditional supply chain.
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    This report on Photographic Equipment Retailing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Photographic Equipment Retailing market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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