In 2017, revenue for the Bookstores industry in China is expected to total $12.0 billion, up 6.6% from 2016. In the five years to 2017, revenue has been growing at an annualized rate of 9.0%.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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Domestic demand for printed books has been growing due to improving consumption levels, competitive pricing, constantly upgraded awareness on reading more books and higher household disposable income levels. In recent years, more Chinese people are looking to enrich their knowledge by reading books. As a result, over the five years to 2017, total revenue for the Bookstores industry in China has been rising at an annualized rate of 9.0% to an estimated $12.0 billion. Profit for the industry is moderate, however, at 5.5% of total revenue in 2017. Book profits are spread across book publishers, printing factories, and distributors. Intensified competition in recent years also negatively affected retailer profits...purchase to read more.

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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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 groupsPrivate bookstoresBook publisher bookstoresOnline bookstores
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Popular product segmentsCompetition
  • Table: Bookstores Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • 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
    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, Alibaba Group, Beijing Dangdang Information Technology Co. Ltd., Amazon, Xinhua Winshare Publishing and Media Co. Ltd.,
  • Table: - 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

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Bookstores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Published Titles (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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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