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Newspaper and Book Retailing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Newspaper and Book Retailing Market Research Report | ANZSIC G4244 | Dec 2016

Out of print: The growing popularity of e-books is constraining industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Newspaper and Book Retailing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Newspaper and book retailers have faced tough trading conditions over the past five years due to declining sales of printed publications and increasing competition from international e-tailers. Competition from external operators, including supermarkets and department stores, has also affected industry trading conditions. The challenging operating landscape has reduced industry revenue, which is expected to drop at an annualised 6.4% over the five years through 2016-17. Consumer demand for newspapers has been influenced by trends in real household discretionary income, consumer sentiment, internet connections and the growing popularity of online shopping. Industry revenue is forecast to fall by 3.3% in 2016-17, to $3.5 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Products retailed by the industry include newspapers, lottery products, magazines, books, e-books, cards, gifts and stationery. While book retailers predominantly operate as specialist retailers and concentrate on book sales, newspaper and magazine retailers usually supplement store sales by offering a range of other goods and services including lottery products, greeting cards, stationery, art supplies and photocopying services. The relative shares of industry revenue generated by each segment have been affected by a shift in consumers' reading habits over the past five years.


Books are the industry's dominant product segment and are categorised as either fiction or non-fiction. These two types of books can be further divided by genre (i.e... purchase to read more


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What is the Newspaper and Book Retailing Industry?

Operators in the industry primarily retail newspapers, books and magazines. Industry players may operate as independent businesses, as part of a retail chain of stores or under a franchised model. Newspapers and books are largely purchased from the relevant wholesalers and then sold via stores or online sites to end consumers. Players that operate purely online are excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
BooksLotteryE-booksMagazinesNewspapersCards, gifts and party itemsStationeryOther goods and services
Industry Activities
Book retailing (including e-books)Newspaper retailingMagazine and periodical retailing

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