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

The Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Dixons Retail plc Dixons Retail plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Analysis Chapter

Competition and subdued economic conditions have negatively affected the trading landscape for mobile telephone retailers over the five years through 2014-15. Industry revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over that period. Subdued economic conditions resulted in disposable income and consumer confidence falling at the start of the period. However, performance has been bolstered by a trend in consumer preferences towards higher value items and the roll-out of new technology such as 4G.

Losing signal

Mobile telephone retailers have faced a difficult time over much of the five-year period, with industry revenue estimated to decline from £3.1 billion in 2009-10 to £3 billion by 2014-15... 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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