Mobile Telephone Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Smart thinking: Retailers call on smartphone sales to combat rising competition

IBISWorld’s Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Carphone Warehouse Carphone Warehouse market share
Phones 4U Limited Phones 4U Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Mobile phones have become the must-have item of the modern world. However, although solid growth in the number of mobile connections and continuing advances in product design and technology have fuelled consumer demand, 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 1.5% over the five years through 2013-14 because mounting competition between operators has led 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.

Over 2013-14, revenue is projected to contract by 1.4% to £3 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Over the past five years, trends in population and income levels have played pivotal roles in the location of mobile telephone stores. The rising popularity of mobile telephones and growth in the population has resulted in increased consumer demand for the industry and this has supported the launch of new stores in under-serviced areas. Income levels have also affected store locations, particularly those stores stocking smartphones, which fall into a higher price bracket than base model phones.

London, the South East and the North West

London, the South East and the North West account for 41.9% of all industry establishments... 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
Mobile telephone retailing

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