Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -4.0%

The past five years have been tough for operators in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry. Operators have felt the full effect of the shift in the way reading material is consumed and distributed. Consumers have increasingly used online resources to obtain information and entertainment, which has had dire consequences for an industry reliant on the physical movement of printed materials from publisher to end user. Consumers have become more comfortable purchasing from online international retailers, and have enthusiastically taken to ereaders and tablet devices. These developments, which negate the need for book and magazine middlemen, have all had a negative effect on the industry. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at an ann...
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Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry is forecast to continue declining over the next five years. Industry revenue is anticipated to decline at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. Consumers are likely to continue shelving print media in favour of digital sources of information and entertainment. More books will be purchased online, and fewer in bookstores. Furthermore, publishers and retailers will increasingly seek to cut out wholesalers and deal directly with each other to reduce costs. Profitability is projected to come under increasing pressure, which will likely drive productivity initiatives by industry operators, leading to more layoffs and declining industry employment. For industry operators, surviva...
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Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $1bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 430
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,452

Biggest companies in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia industry include Ovato Limited.

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What is Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Operators in the industry wholesale books, newspapers and periodicals (including consumer magazines). Book and magazine wholesalers distribute publications to retailers and the professional sectors (book clubs, mail order companies, higher education institutions and libraries), generally with minimal or no further development and processing of the product. Industry revenue includes both the cover price and distribution fee of goods sold.

Industry Products and Services

  • Magazines and other periodicals
  • Books
  • Newspapers
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Books wholesaling
  • Newspapers wholesaling
  • Periodical (including consumer magazines) wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Operators in the industry wholesale books, newspapers and periodicals (including consumer magazines). Book and magazine wholesalers distribute publications to retailers and the professional sectors (book clubs, mail order companies, higher education institutions and libraries), generally with minimal or no further development and processing of the product. Industry revenue includes both the cover price and distribution fee of goods sold.

Main Activities

  • Books wholesaling
  • Newspapers wholesaling
  • Periodical (including consumer magazines) wholesaling

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Fluctuations in consumers' adoption of IT and telecommunications influence demand for books and magazines at the wholesale level. Accessing news and infor...
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IT and telecommunications adoption
Demand from newsagents and book retailers
Average weekly hours worked
Demand from online education

Current Performance

Electronic alternatives
Wholesale bypass
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Strength in consolidation
 Table: Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia
University and Other Higher Education in Australia
Libraries and Archives in Australia
Private Schools in Australia
Government Schools in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Newspaper Publishing in Australia
Magazine and Directory Publishing in Australia
Book Publishing in Australia




Products & Services

The major product segments in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry are books, magazines and other periodicals, and newspapers. Consumers' shifting r...
Newsagents and other retailers
Other organisations




Demand Determinants

Demand is sensitive to final sales by retailers to consumers, and the extent to which publishers and retailers use the services of wholesalers. Other fact...
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Major Markets

Newsagents and other retailers
Other organisations





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Book and Magazine Wholesaling 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 is characterised by medium concentration. The industry comprises one major player, Ovato Limited, which accounts for over 41% of the market. ...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

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

Industry Globalization

Ovato Limited (previously PMP Limited) operates as media, marketing and printing company. Its core services include print (catalogues, magazines, books, b...
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Ovato

 Table: Ovato - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, $0.10 is invested in capital. Book and magazine wholesaling is labour-intens...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Book and Magazine Wholesaling 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 Book and Magazine Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

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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  • Industry Major Players
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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
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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