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

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 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 Products Chapter

Post-pay mobiles

Post-pay mobiles (also known as pay-monthly mobiles) require the consumer to enter into a contract with a network provider, under which they receive a monthly bill based on their usage. Selling post-pay or contract mobiles is estimated to account for 50.5% of industry revenue in 2014-15. Over the past five years, there has been a shift from pre-pay to post-pay mobiles. The shift can be attributed to a range of factors, such as the proliferation of cheap mobile contracts, growth in one-month SIM-only contracts and the increasing popularity of smartphones. Frequent new releases of the top smartphones, from Apple and Samsung in particular, have helped support demand for top-end post-pay mobiles... 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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