Small print: 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 by an annualised 5.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $360.0 million. This includes a fall of 3.3% in the current more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • 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 - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry’s contribution to the overall economy, is projected to decline by an annualised 4.9% over the 10 years through 2022-23, while the New Zealand GDP grows by an annualised 2.8% over the same period. As a result, the industry is anticipated to underperform the wider economy.Industry enterprise and establishment numbers are expected to fall over the decade through 2022-23. Operators are exiting the industry due to the growing popularity of purchasing books online. Operator numbers are also declining due to a shift in consumer reading habits from physical papers to online content. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry 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 connections

  • 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
  • Cards and gifts
  • Other products
  • 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 (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • 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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