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The Retail Market for Headphones in the US: Market Research Report

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The Retail Market for Headphones Market Research Report | Retail Market Reports | Computers & Audio Visual Equipment Retail Market | Apr 2014

Keep listening: Demand will grow as incomes rise, but imports will pressure prices

IBISWorld’s The Retail Market for Headphones 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 09-14
8.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
22,246
Businesses
54,626
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Continued growth in the use of mobile devices and increasing disposable income are expected to drive industry revenue growth in the next five years. Volume sales are forecast to continue benefiting headphone retailers as cheap imports continue to grow as a proportion of the industry's revenue. Additionally, headphone manufacturers are anticipated to increasingly compete through marketing tactics, which will help stores sell higher-end headphones to consumers.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Disposable income levels and accompanying discretionary purchases were heavily curbed at the onset of the recession. As disposable income levels begin to recover, consumers are increasingly making purchases that they delayed or upgrading their mobile devices and the related accessories, such as headphones. The headphone market has also been propelled by new, fashionable products that are in high demand. However, prior to the 32.0% jump in industry revenue in 2012, headphone retailers suffered due to a dip in discretionary spending resulting from low disposable income levels following the subprime mortgage crisis. In addition, low-cost imports reduced the average price of headphones, enabling consumers to substitute or delay purchasing expensive sets... purchase to read more

 


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What is the The Retail Market for Headphones Industry?

This industry sells headphones through traditional brick-and-mortar outlets, online and by mail-order catalog. The industry excludes hearing aids, headphones packaged with other electronic devices, headphone rental and used headphones.

Industry Products
In-ear budsOver-ear headphonesGaming headphonesWireless headphonesBehind-the-neck headphonesClip-on headphones
 
Industry Activities
Retailing headphones in brick-and-mortar storesRetailing headphones onlineRetailing headphones through catalogs or mail-order forms


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