The whole picture: Industry revenue has declined due to changing consumer preferences

IBISWorld’s Photographic Equipment Retailing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Photographic Equipment Retailing industry has faced tough trading conditions in recent years, with revenue expected to decline by an annualised 4.3% over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue has struggled due to the average price of cameras falling, fierce competition from external players (such as general electrical and department stores), and growth in volumes of and demand for grey camera product imports. 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 2016-17, falling by 2.6% to total $620.0 million...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, $12.90 is spent on wages. As a retail industry, labour costs are an integral part of daily operating expenses. Store staff are required to undertake a range of tasks including customer service, inventory control and store display. The number of people employed, the wage rate and the store's trading hours influence labour costs for operators.

Capital expenditure for operators includes the purchase of cash registers, POS systems, store fixtures and fittings. The use of computerised systems across the industry that provide a link between suppliers and retailers has improved efficiency for operators and enabled players to better manage store stock.


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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 Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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