Mobile Telephone Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Mobile Telephone Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.421 | Jul 2015

Weak connection: Increasing external competition signals constrained growth

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
Dixons Retail plc Dixons Retail plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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. Industry revenue was struck by the collapse of Phones 4u in September 2014, meaning industry revenue declined 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 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 59.2% of industry revenue. This far surpasses the size of any of its competitors. The four largest companies are estimated to account for less than 65% of industry revenue in 2015-16. 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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