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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Camera Store industry has been growing at an annualized rate of 0.1% to $848.1 million. Despite rising demand for digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras, industry revenue is estimated to decrease 4.4% in 2017. There has been a growing trend of camera cell phones replacing low-end pocket cameras. Cell phone cameras can be used in most circumstances for basic photos, with their quality having only improved.

In the next five years, the industry is forecast to experience a continual decline, as revenue decreases at an estimated annualized rate of 2.4% to $750.7 million in 2022. Industry products will continue to be substituted with camera cell phones, as 4G mobile networks in China become more available...

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

This industry has of a low level of concentration as the top four players account for less than 20% of industry revenue in 2017.

In the Camera Store industry in China, small conventional retailers make up the majority of enterprises. According to the 2008 Economic Census, 85.2% of enterprises generated revenue under $600,000 while their revenue accounted for only 21.7% of industry revenue for the year. ACMR-IBISWorld estimates that these enterprise numbers decreased to about 80.0% in 2017, accounting for 21.0% of industry revenue.

Conventional camera stores feature small outlets, a small number of employees, manual sales services and basic displays. Their locations are scattered across non-central districts.


Additional Insights for the Camera Stores Industry

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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • Having a clear market position
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Competition from Substitutes - Domestic Appliance Retailing - Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental and Per Capita Disposable Income in the Camera Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Camera Stores Industry?

    Camera Stores in China retail traditional and digital cameras, and photographic equipment and supplies such as external lighting equipment, film, tripods and memory cards. Operators often provide after-sales services for low-level technical problems. The industry excludes the retailing of video cameras.

    Industry Products
    Standard photographic accessories
    Professional photographic accessories
    Industry Activities
    Camera retailing
    Photographic equipment 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
  • Competition from Substitutes - Domestic Appliance Retailing - Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental
  • Per Capita Disposable Income
  • Tourism - Visitor Nights: Domestic
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Photographic Equipment Retailing
  • Competition from Substitutes - Department Stores - Consumer Electronics and Appliances Rental

  • Current Performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Camera Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Wedding Services
  • Culture, Sports and Entertainment
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Camera Equipment Manufacturing
  • Lighting Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cameras
  • Standard photographic accessories
  • Professional photographic accessories
  • Chart: Camera Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General household consumers
  • Professional photographers and advanced household users
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Camera Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Camera Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Price
  • Product breadth, quality and availability
  • Locations
  • Customer service and product knowledge
  • Branding
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Camera Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Beijing Shemao Jinguangjiao Trading Co., Ltd.Shanghai Xingguang Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd.Shanghai Xinfangte Digital Technology Co., Ltd.Harbin Baoda Digital Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd.Shanghai Yiqi Technology Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Table: Beijing Shemao Jinguangjiao Trading Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Xingguang Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Xinfangte Digital Technology Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Harbin Baoda Digital Photographic Equipment Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Yiqi Technology Trading Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Camera Stores 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 Camera Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Digital Single Lens Reflex (Dslr)
  • A type of digital camera that uses a mechanical mirror system and pentaprism to direct light from the lens to an optical viewfinder on the back of the camera.
  • External Storage Device
  • Automatically transfers photos from storage cards to the internal hard drive of computers.
  • Tripod
  • A stand with three legs for cameras and other devices.
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