Paper cut: Consumers' changing reading habits have caused industry revenue to decline

The Newspaper and Book Retailing industry has faced tough trading conditions over the past five years. Greater use of information technology in daily activities has altered how consumers access, store and enjoy a range of print mediums including newspapers, books and magazines. Growth in online shopping and increasing competition from external players have eroded revenue for the industry. Nonetheless, rising real household discretionary income and positive consumer sentiment have mitigated part of the decline in industry revenue over the period. Industry revenue is expected to contract at an annualised 0.6% over the five years through 2018-19, to total $366.6 million. This includes a fall of 4.4% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increasing internal and external competition have placed added pressure on industry operators
  • Increasing competition and declining product margins have reduced industry profitability
  • Growth in demand for digital news and media content is expected to cause revenue declines
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits moderate barriers to entry and the trend has remained steady over the past five years. New players may be deterred from entering the industry due to its moderate market share concentration. The industry's top two players are estimated to account for over 45% of the market. These established businesses have extensive store networks and loyal customer bases, representing a barrier for new entrants. Moderate and increasing industry competition may also deter new players from entering and gaining a share of the market. Operators primarily compete on price and product range. However, customer service and the in-store experience have increasingly become key areas of competition among operators. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Newspaper and Book Retailing are:

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Being part of a group buying, promotion and marketing scheme
  • Attractive product presentation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household discretionary income and Consumer sentiment index in the Newspaper and Book Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail newspapers, books and magazines. Industry players may operate as independent businesses, part of a retail chain or under a franchised model. Industry firms operate through bricks-and-mortar stores and may also make sales online. However, online-only businesses are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Books
  • Ebooks
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Stationery
  • Cards and gifts
  • Lottery
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Newspaper retailing
  • Book retailing (including ebooks)
  • Magazine and periodical retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Internet subscribers

  • Current Performance
  • Trading landscape
  • Competition and profit
  • Establishments and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating landscape
  • Competition and profit
  • Establishments and employment
  • Table: Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Magazine and Book Publishing in New Zealand
  • Newspaper Publishing in New Zealand
  • Paper Product Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Books
  • Other products
  • Cards and gifts
  • Lottery
  • Magazines
  • Ebooks
  • Newspapers
  • Stationery
  • Chart: Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 35 to 54
  • People aged 55 and over
  • People aged 15 to 34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newspaper and Book Retailing 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 Newspaper and Book Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Paper Plus New Zealand Limited, James Pascoe Limited,
  • Table: Paper Plus New Zealand Limited - financial performance
  • Table: James Pascoe Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newspaper and Book Retailing 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 Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry
  • 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
  • The number of copies sold of a newspaper or magazine.
  • Online-Only Retailers
  • Businesses that operate solely through the internet without a bricks-and-mortar presence.
  • Readership
  • The readers of newspapers, magazines or books collectively.
  • What Our Customers Say

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