Overview

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

The Book and Magazine Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry is characterised by medium concentration. The industry comprises one major player, Gordon and Gotch, which accounts for over 55% of the market. Industry concentration strengthened in 2015-16, following the decision by Bauer Media Group to close its Australian distribution business, Network Service Company. The contract to the Bauer Media Group's distribution business was subsequently picked up by Gordon and Gotch. This follows earlier consolidations back in 2010 when IPMG Pty Limited decided to close its magazine distribution business, NDD Distribution.

The book segment is far more fragmented, with the limited economies of scale influencing the high prices of books in Australia and contributing to the segment's downfall over the past five years. Whi..

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Industry Products

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 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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