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Book Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Book Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.610 | Jul 2014

Hard times: Online retailing causes firms to struggle and closes the chapter on some retailers

IBISWorld’s Book Retailers 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
The Works Stores Limited The Works Stores Limited market share
Waterstones Booksellers Ltd Waterstones Booksellers Ltd market share
WH Smith plc WH Smith plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£995m
Annual Growth 10-15
-8.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
8,869
Businesses
980
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Book retailers have struggled through a difficult chapter over the five years through 2014-15. With revenue expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 8% over the period, industry operators have faced a tough trading landscape. This unfortunate story is partly the result of increasing competition exerted on the industry by external operators such as supermarkets and online retailers, and the growing popularity of e-books, which are rewriting the way consumers enjoy text. The performance of book retailers has also been affected by fluctuations in the level of real household disposable income and subdued consumer confidence.

Industry revenue is expected to contract by 4.4% in 2014-15 to reach £994.6 million... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

This industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle, which is characterised by a saturated product market, revenue contraction and a decline in enterprise numbers. Industry value added is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 7.2% over the 10 years through 2014-15. Over the same period the UK economy is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 2.1%. This indicates that the Book Retailers industry is slowing its contribution to the economy, and is further indicative of the decline phase of its life cycle.

Profit margins will fall over much of the 10 years, as competition in the industry is largely price based... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Book Retailers Industry?

Industry participants are primarily engaged in the retail sale of new printed books of all genres. Industry operators purchase book titles from publishers or distributors to sell at the retail level. The industry does not include online book retailers who do not own physical store locations (see IBISWorld report G47.910) or second-hand bookshops (see IBISWorld report G47.790).

Industry Products
Adult non-fiction trade titlesAdult fiction trade titlesChildren's, young adult and educational titlesAdult non-fiction specialist titles
 
Industry Activities
Non-fiction book retailingFiction book retailingChildren's book retailingEducational book retailing


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