Old photos: Rising demand for smartphones has reduced demand for other industry products

Operators in the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling industry distribute a range of products to downstream markets. Many of the industry's products are used in buildings or in engineering and telecommunications projects. The industry also wholesales products used by businesses and households. Industry operators have experienced mixed fortunes over the past five years. Advancements in communications and electronics technology have boosted demand for certain industry products, such as smartphones, while reducing demand for other industry products like photocopiers and photographic equipment. Overall, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 0.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to $30.6 billion. This includes an expected decline of 0.4%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$31bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.4%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
47,248
Businesses
4,453
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Technological advancements have boosted demand for products like smartphones
  • Unit prices for photocopiers, photographic equipment and business machines have declined
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers is forecast to increase, supporting industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The industry displays low market share concentration, with the four largest operators projected to account for under 30% of industry revenue in 2018-19. There are numerous products in the industry, wholesaled by many firms, making it hard for operators to gain a significant foothold in the whole industry. A variety of enterprises operate in the industry, including foreign-owned multinational wholesalers, such as Apple, and smaller operators that target specific markets or locations.While concentration is low overall, it can be moderate or high in some product segments. For example, Apple is a significant wholesaler of smartphones and its strong presence in the telecommunications equipment and goods downstream market makes it the only player in the industry with over 5.0% m...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling are:

  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Provision of superior after-sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure by the government and Demand from construction in the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry?

    The Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling industry includes businesses that wholesale electrical, electronic, photographic or communications equipment. The industry distributes many types of products, including equipment used to generate and distribute electricity, as well as light bulbs, light fittings, alarm systems and communication equipment.

    Industry Products
  • Electronic equipment and components
  • Telecommunications equipment and goods
  • Other electrical equipment
  • Photocopiers and photographic equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Alarm system wholesaling
  • Battery, electric cable and electric wire wholesaling
  • Electric light bulb or tube wholesaling
  • Communications equipment wholesaling, including mobile phones and telephones
  • Switchgear and distribution electrical equipment wholesaling
  • Motor and generator wholesaling
  • Sound recording or reproducing equipment wholesaling
  • Photocopier and camera wholesaling
  • Welding equipment wholesaling
  • 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 by the government
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment

  • Current Performance
  • Industry demand factors
  • Technology improvements
  • Key downstream trends
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Industry demand factors
  • Key downstream trends
  • Technology improvements
  • Table: Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electrical Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Electricity Transmission
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Fossil Fuel Electricity Generation

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Communication Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electric Cable and Wire Manufacturing
  • Power Automation Products and Other Electrical Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Telecommunications equipment and goods
  • Electronic equipment and components
  • Other electrical equipment
  • Photocopiers and photographic equipment
  • Chart: Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Telecommunications service providers
  • Manufacturers
  • Electricity utilities
  • Construction companies
  • Government agencies
  • Service industries
  • Other industries and sectors
  • Retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling 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 Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Apple Pty Limited,
  • Table: Apple Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling 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 Telecommunications and Other Electrical Goods Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Led
  • Stands for light-emitting diode. LED lights are more energy efficient than traditional light bulbs.
  • Nbn
  • Stands for National Broadband Network, a national open-access broadband network being rolled out across Australia.
  • Smartphone
  • A phone that has more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a traditional mobile phone.
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