Mobile Telephone Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Mobile Telephone Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.421 | Dec 2014

Ringing the changes: Demand for smartphones is set to help the industry return to growth

IBISWorld’s Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 6.5% over the five years through 2014-15 thanks to mounting competition between operators leading to shrinking profit margins and declines in the average price of phones. In 2014-15 industry revenue was struck by the collapse of Phones 4U in September 2014, meaning industry revenue is forecast to decline by 18.8% to reach £2.46 billion in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The UK Mobile Telephone Retailers industry has a medium level of market share concentration. The largest chain, Dixons Carphone, accounts for an estimated 56.2% of industry revenue. This far surpasses the size of any of its competitors. The four largest companies are estimated to account for less than 58% of industry revenue in 2014-15. Dixons Carphone performed relatively well during the recession because it was in a good position to alter its product mix, pricing promotions and channels to maximise revenue. The exit of Phones 4U in 2014 dramatically reduced the level of concentration in the industry. Independent retailers have largely suffered as a result of the tougher retail trading conditions... 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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