Overview

Close the book: The increasing popularity of tech-based entertainment has hurt industry demand

IBISWorld’s Book and Magazine Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
-4.6%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment
3,370
Business
418

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • While book wholesaling remains highly fragmented, magazine wholesalers have consolidated
  • Increasing internet connectivity and higher speeds have negatively affected print media
  • Books, magazines and newspapers will encounter growing competition from substitute products

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The past five years have been tough for operators in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry. Operators have felt the full effect of a structural shift in the way reading material is consumed and disseminated. 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 and more comfortable making purchases online through international retailers, and have enthusiastically taken to e-readers and tablet devices. These developments, which negate the need for book and magazine middlemen, have all had a negative effect on the industry...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The major product segments in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry are books, magazines and other periodicals. Consumers' shifting reading patterns have influenced demand for these products over the past five years. Consumers are reading less and the material they are reading is increasingly in digital format.

    Books

    Book wholesaling is a well-developed activity in Australia. Major publishers often have their own distribution operations and deal directly with retailers and other purchasers. Some large publishers also carry out distribution on behalf of smaller publishers. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labour
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Demand from newspaper and book retailing in the Book and Magazine Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry?

    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 Products
    Magazines and other periodicals
    Books
    Newspapers
    Industry Activities
    Books wholesaling
    Newspapers wholesaling
    Periodical (including consumer magazines) wholesaling

    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
  • Demand from newspaper and book retailing
  • Average weekly hours worked
  • Total minutes of TV watched

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Newspaper and Book Retailing
  • University and Other Higher Education
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Private Schools
  • Government Schools

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Publishing
  • Magazine and Directory Publishing
  • Newspaper Publishing

  • Products & Services
  • Books
  • Magazines and other periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Chart: Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Newsagents and other retailers
  • Book retailers
  • Other organisations
  • Consumers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Book and Magazine Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    PMP Limited
  • Table: PMP Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Book and Magazine Wholesaling 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 Book and Magazine Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    E-Book
  • An electronic or digital book.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The computer-to-computer exchange of structured information by agreed message standards.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • When producers supply goods directly to end consumers, bypassing wholesalers. It is used as a cost-cutting measure by both producers and retailers.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • 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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