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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 | Jul 2014

Trying to connect: Smartphone sales struggle to combat high industry competition

IBISWorld’s Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Carphone Warehouse Carphone Warehouse market share
Phones 4U Limited Phones 4U Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£3bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.7%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
17,312
Businesses
673
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. Revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over the five years through 2014-15, due to mounting competition between operators leading to shrinking profit margins and declines in the average price of phones. Trends in real personal disposable income and consumer sentiment have also played their part in limiting revenue. In 2014-15 revenue is forecast to increase by 1.5% as economic conditions ease... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is estimated to be in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2019-20, industry value added (IVA) is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 1.3%, compared with an expected expansion in UK GDP of 2.1% over the same period. Although this is a characteristic of a declining industry, the majority of the decline in IVA is expected to stem from falling profitability of small retailers in the industry. Larger companies such as Carphone Warehouse are expected to be better positioned to maintain profitability.

As the market approaches saturation small independent stores are expected to slash prices to compete with larger companies. As a result profitability for these operators is expected to fall... 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 (IBISWorld report J61.200).

Industry Products
Post-pay mobilesPre-pay mobiles
 
Industry Activities
Post-pay mobile telephone retailingPre-pay mobile telephone retailingMobile telephone accessories retailing


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