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The Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing industry comprises firms that sell fine jewellery and watch items made of precious or semiprecious gemstones and metals. However, the industry does not include firms that retail fashion jewellery items, which are made of non-precious metals and stones. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2017-18, to $3.0 billion. Industry firms have benefited from the low domestic price of silver, which has improved the affordability of many fine silver products over the past five years. Additionally, an increase in real household discretionary income over the same period has supported industry revenue more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry players have benefited from increasing international tourist numbers
  • Lower profit margins have reduced industry establishment and employment numbers
  • Australian consumers are likely to have access to a greater range of foreign jewellery
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing industry exhibits low capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital, it is expected that $12.27 is spent on wages. Employees are required to undertake several duties, which include customer service, updating product displays and inventory management. Excellent customer service, in particular, is a primary focus for many fine jewellery and watch retailers. Staff are required to have an excellent technical understanding of the products to provide consumers with as much knowledge as possible. As most items are upmarket luxury goods, consumers can sometimes be cautious when making a large purchase. Capital expenditure is primarily on acquiring, maintaining and updating shop fittings, product displays and computer systems. As ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry are

  • Having a clear market position
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer sentiment index and Real household discretionary income in the Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry?

    Industry operators primarily retail fine jewellery and watches, which are made with precious metals or precious and semiprecious gemstones. Businesses that primarily retail fashion watches and jewellery not made with precious metals or gemstones are excluded from the industry. Additionally, online-only players are also excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Precious stones jewellery
  • Fine silver jewellery
  • Fine watches
  • Fine gold jewellery
  • Services and other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Luxury watch retailing
  • Fine jewellery retailing
  • Gold jewellery retailing
  • Silver jewellery retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income
  • World price of silver
  • Number of marriages

  • Current Performance
  • Profit margins
  • Luxury goods
  • Competition and innovation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International brands and profit
  • Personalised jewellery
  • Consumer trends and online shopping
  • Table: Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Diamond and Gemstone Mining
  • Jewellery and Watch Wholesaling
  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Measurement and Other Scientific Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Precious stones jewellery
  • Fine silver jewellery
  • Services and other products
  • Fine watches
  • Fine gold jewellery
  • Chart: Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Highest household income quintile
  • Fourth and third household income quintile
  • Second and lowest household income quintile
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Advertising
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Fine Jewellery and Watch Retailing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Prouds Jewellers Pty Limited, Michael Hill International Limited, Tiffany & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Prouds Jewellers Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Michael Hill International Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Tiffany & Co (Australia) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Fine Jewellery and Watch 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 Fine Jewellery and Watch 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
  • Retailers that sell products online.
  • Fashion Jewellery
  • Jewellery items made of non-precious metals or stones.
  • Fine Jewellery
  • Items made of precious or semiprecious metals or stones.
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