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 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
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 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 6.5% over the five-year period. This is largely the result of the industry's second-largest company, Phones 4U, entering administration in September 2014. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to decline by 18.8% 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.

Performance has been supported by a trend in consumer preferences towards higher value items and the roll-out of new technology such as 4G sparking consumer interest... 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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