Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Newspaper and Book Retailing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.7%

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 media, including newspapers, books and magazines. Growth in online shopping and increasing competition from external players have eroded industry revenue over the past five years. However, rising real household discretionary income and positive consumer sentiment have offset some of this decline. Industry revenue is expected to contract at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2019-20, to total $343.7 million. This includes a fall of 7.2% in the current year. Newspaper and magazine circulations have fallen over the p...
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Newspaper and Book Retailing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Newspaper and Book Retailing industry is forecast to struggle over the five years through XXX-XX. Continued declines in newspaper and magazine circulations, along with increasing competition from external players, is projected to create difficult trading conditions for industry operators. Anticipated growth in internet connections and increasing use of apps are forecast to continue shifting consumer preferences away from physical newspaper and magazine publications to digital news and media content. These factors are projected to reduce industry revenue by an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to total $XX.X million. Operating landscape Newspaper and magazine circulations are projected to continue trending downwards over the fi...
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Newspaper and Book Retailing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $370m
  • business Number of Businesses: 469
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 2,128

Biggest companies in the Newspaper and Book Retailing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand industry include Paper Plus New Zealand Limited and James Pascoe Limited.

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What is Newspaper and Book Retailing industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • Books
  • Ebooks
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Stationery
  • Cards and gifts
  • Lottery
  • Other products

Industry Activities

  • Newspaper retailing
  • Book retailing (including ebooks)
  • Magazine and periodical retailing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Newspaper retailing
  • Book retailing (including ebooks)
  • Magazine and periodical retailing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Trends in real household discretionary income influence demand for books and newspapers. As income increases, consumers tend to allocate more money to dis...
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Real household discretionary income
Consumer sentiment index
Demand from online shopping
Internet subscribers

Current Performance

Competition and profit
Establishments and employment
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Competition and profit
Establishments and employment
 Table: Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Consumers in New Zealand






Key Selling Industries

Newspaper Publishing in New Zealand
Paper Product Wholesaling in New Zealand
Magazine and Book Publishing in New Zealand




Products & Services

Products retailed by the Newspaper and Book Retailing industry include newspapers, lottery products, magazines, books, ebooks, cards, gifts and stationery...
People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34




Demand Determinants

A range of factors influence consumer demand for newspapers, books and magazines including real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment and the...
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Major Markets

People aged 55 and over
People aged 15 to 34





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Newspaper and Book Retailing industry has a moderate market share concentration. The largest two players, Paper Plus New Zealand and James Pascoe Limi...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Paper Plus New Zealand Limited operates three brands under a co-operative franchise business model in New Zealand. Two of the brands, Paper Plus and Take ...
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Paper Plus

 Table: Paper Plus - financial performance

James Pascoe Group

 Table: James Pascoe Group - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry has low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, an estimated $15.80 is spent on wages. The industry is labour intensive, as emp...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand - 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 Newspaper and Book Retailing in New Zealand Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2026)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2026)
Establishments (2007-2026)
Businesses (2007-2026)
Employment (2007-2026)
Exports (2007-2026)
Imports (2007-2026)
Wages (2007-2026)
Domestic Demand (2007-2026)

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
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • 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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