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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In 2016, revenue for the Bookstores industry in China is expected to total $11.1 billion, up 7.5% from 2015. In the five years to 2016, revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 7.4%.

Educational books form the largest product segment and government policies on educational books have a major influence on this industry. Before 2001, the sole distribution channel of educational books was the state-owned enterprise, Xinhua Bookstore. Currently, the Chinese government invites tenders for the distribution of educational books, and some private bookstores have acquired distribution rights. As a result, the share of revenue for state-owned bookstores has been falling...

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on labor (including wages and management and administration), about 23 cents are invested in capital in the Bookstore industry. Equipment for bookstores is limited, with the main uses being logistics, inventory management, and distribution. Most activities in bookstores are still conducted manually and the industry employs large numbers of employees. Large-scale book retailers require more facilities than common bookstores, however.

The level of capital intensity within the industry is forecast to remain steady in the near future, as limited equipment will be invested in, while the number of employees will remain high.


Additional Insights for the Bookstores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bookstores Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Proximity to transport
  • Production of premium goods and services
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of Students - Elementary and Secondary School and Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections in the Bookstores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bookstores Industry?

    Bookstores in China are mainly engaged in the retailing of printed books online and in physical locations.

    Industry Products
    Educational books
    Books on culture and education
    Books on natural science and technology
    Books on social science and philosophy
    Literature and books on arts
    Children's books
    Other books
    Industry Activities
    Book retailing

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of Students - Elementary and Secondary School
  • Pervasive Technology - Internet Connections
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Leisure and Recreational Activity Levels - Leisure Time Availability

  • Current Performance
  • Regional book distribution groups
  • Private bookstores
  • Book publisher bookstores
  • Online bookstores
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Popular product segments
  • Competition
  • Table: Bookstores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bookstores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Education
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Book Publishing
  • Book, Magazine and Periodical Printing

  • Products & Services
  • Educational books
  • Books on culture and education
  • Books on natural science and technology
  • Books on social science and philosophy
  • Literature and books on arts
  • Children's books
  • Other books
  • Chart: Bookstores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Number of students
  • Government policies
  • Disposable income levels
  • Level of education
  • Leisure time availability
  • Internet technology

  • Major Markets
  • Under 24 years of age
  • 25-34 years of age
  • 35-44 years of age
  • 45-54 years of age
  • Over 55 years of age
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bookstores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Storage and distribution
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bookstores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Product range
  • Location
  • Scale
  • Environment
  • Value-added services
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bookstores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    JD.comAlibaba GroupBeijing Dangdang Information Technology Co. Ltd.AmazonXinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co. Ltd.
  • Table: JD.com - financial performance
  • Table: Alibaba Group - financial performance
  • Table: Beijing Dangdang Information Technology Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Amazon - financial performance
  • Table: Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co. Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bookstores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Bookstores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total Assets (2007-2021)
  • Published Titles (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Educational Books
  • Textbooks for school and university students that are generally compulsory to purchase.
  • Pirated Books
  • Illegal copies of books reproduced without authorization.
  • Regional Book Distribution Groups
  • Dominates a provincial book retailing market. Generally refers to local Xinhua book stores.
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