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Mobile Telephone Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Mobile Telephone Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.421 | Jan 2016

Still connected: The improving economy and the popularity of smartphones support demand

IBISWorld’s Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Dixons Retail plc Dixons Retail plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-6.5%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
15,690
Businesses
648
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although consumer demand has been fuelled by solid growth in the number of mobile connections and continuing advances in product design and technology, these changes have not translated well into the retail market. Instead of record sales, industry operators have faced a difficult trading environment. The collapse of Phones 4u in September 2014 caused industry revenue to decline by 20.1% in 2014-15. Revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 6.5% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach £2.4 billion thanks to mounting external competition leading to shrinking profit margins and declines in the average price of phones. Total industry revenue is forecast to decline by 2.2% in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

New players planning to enter the Mobile Telephone Retailers industry have faced low barriers over the past five years. This has largely stemmed from the lack of regulation or legislation restricting entry into the industry. Barriers to entry have also been minimal due to the low capital investment requirements for new operators. Apart from the initial capital requirements, operating from day to day is not a labour-intensive process for new players.

The main barrier to success in the industry is the relatively high level of market concentration, with one company dominating industry sales. Increased merger and acquisition activity over the past five years has resulted in increased competition in the industry... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Mobile Telephone Retailers Industry?

Retailers in this industry sell mobile telephones. The industry does not include mobile telephone services or outlets run by networks (see IBISWorld report J61.200).

Industry Products
Post-pay mobile phonesPre-pay mobile phones
 
Industry Activities
Post-pay mobile telephone retailingPre-pay mobile telephone retailingMobile telephone accessories retailing


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