Watch this space: Despite expanding overall, low confidence is expected to slow growth

Industry operators sell jewellery, watches, clocks, silverware and gift items across varying price points. The performance of the industry is strongly linked to levels of consumer confidence and household disposable income. Jewellery and watches are considered to be discretionary items, and customers therefore choose to reduce their expenditure on these products when economic conditions deteriorate. However, luxury jewellery and watches at higher price brackets are generally unaffected by fluctuations in confidence and income, benefiting from constant demand from wealthy customers. At the beginning of the five-year period through 2017-18, subdued economic conditions and weak consumer confidence limited demand for mid-range industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition from specialist online retailers is expected to grow over the next five years
  • Companies have improved cost efficiencies, which has helped bolster profit
  • Demand for luxury jewellery and watches is forecast to remain strong over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Jewellery and Watch Stores industry has grown relatively steadily over the past five years, although the lingering effects of the economic downturn weighed on demand for some products at the beginning of the five-year period through 2017-18. Industry products are discretionary in their nature and as a result the economic downturn led to consumers choosing to delay purchases of industry products, which limited revenue growth. However, while mid-range jewellery products were adversely affected by the economic downturn, demand for luxury jewellery and watches remained relatively unchanged. Industry revenue growth improved from 2014-15 onwards due to increased optimism in the economy, which led to higher demand for industry products. Dur...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry are

  • Having a clear market position
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Expenditure by household income- highest quintile and Real household disposable income in the Jewellery & Watch Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry?

    The companies that participate in this industry specialise in selling jewellery and watches to the general public through speciality stores and retail outlets. They also sell clocks, silverware and other gift items. Jewellery sold through department stores and other non-specialist stores is not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Diamond jewellery
  • Watches and clocks
  • Gold and silver jewellery
  • Silverware and other gift items
  • Platinum jewellery
  • Industry Activities
  • Jewellery retailing
  • Watch and clock retailing
  • Silverware and gift item retailing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Expenditure by household income- highest quintile
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from department stores
  • World price of gold
  • Consumer confidence index

  • Current Performance
  • Rough beginnings
  • Input costs
  • A cut above
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Effects of the referendum
  • Future trends
  • 3-D printing
  • Table: Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Jewellery Manufacturing
  • Security System Services
  • Watch & Clock Manufacturing
  • Watch & Jewellery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Diamond jewellery
  • Gold and silver jewellery
  • Watches and clocks
  • Silverware and other gift items
  • Platinum jewellery
  • Chart: Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic trends
  • Global supply

  • Major Markets
  • Highest quartile income earners
  • Second highest quartile income earners
  • Third highest quartile income earners
  • Lowest quartile income earners
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRentDepreciationUtilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Jewellery & Watch Stores

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Watches of Switzerland Group Ltd, Signet Jewelers Limited, Pandora Jewellery UK Ltd,
  • Table: The Watches of Switzerland Group Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Signet Jewelers Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Pandora Jewellery UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Jewellery & Watch Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems such as the internet.
  • Luxury Items
  • Goods that are not a necessity. The consumption of such goods rises alongside growth in income levels.
  • Palladium
  • A rare and lustrous silver white metal with characteristics making it suitable for jewellery making.
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