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Mobile Telephone Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Mobile Telephone Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.421 | Jan 2016

Still connected: The improving economy and the popularity of smartphones support demand

IBISWorld’s Mobile Telephone Retailers market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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. The collapse of Phones 4u in September 2014 caused industry revenue to decline 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is estimated to be in the decline stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2020-21, industry value added (IVA) is expected to contract at a compound annual rate of 3%, compared with an expected expansion in UK GDP of 2.1% over the same period. This is a characteristic of a declining industry, the majority of the decline in IVA is expected to stem from falling profitability of small retailers in the industry and the exit of Phones 4u. Larger companies such as Dixons Carphone are expected to be better positioned to maintain profitability.

As the market approaches saturation small independent stores are expected to slash prices to compete with larger companies. As a result profitability for these operators is expected to fall... 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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