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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

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
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 - Industry Analysis Chapter

Competition and subdued economic conditions have negatively affected the trading landscape for mobile telephone retailers over the five years through 2015-16. Industry revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 6.5% over the five-year period. This is forecast to include a decline in industry revenue of 2.2% in the current year. This is largely the result of the industry's then second-largest company, Phones 4u, entering administration in September 2014. As a result, industry revenue declined by 20.1% in 2014-15. Subdued economic conditions that resulted in disposable income and consumer confidence falling at the start of the period further compounded the industry's woes... 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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