Listen up: Rising disposable income and e-commerce will boost audio equipment sales

Driven by growth in disposable income and housing, the Retail Market for Audio Equipment is expected to expand over the five years to 2016. New technologies have simultaneously bolstered and competed with audio equipment retailers. On one hand, audio equipment quality has improved, and such equipment is increasingly compatible with other electronics. On the other hand, consumer electronics, cars and other products have improved audio systems built in, making audio equipment an increasingly discretionary purchase. Most notably, technology has brought about a rise in e-commerce and its prevalence has led to an influx of audio equipment e-tailers. Furthering profit growth, disposable income and e-commerce sales are projected to continue rising over the next five years...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising disposable income and e-commerce sales will bolster industry profit margins
  • Rising inventory turnover thanks to growing disposable income is contributing to higher profitability
  • Demand will shift toward high-end audio equipment that is more profitable
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The barriers to entry for audio equipment retailers are relatively low. New entrants may have difficulty competing with established retailers who have achieved a reputation for quality and brand name recognition. However, the lack of a proven quality from smaller-scale operators and lack of market dominance may encourage new store retailers to enter this industry by creating an easier avenue to attract and maintain a market share. Moreover, operators planning to enter this industry are not particularly constrained by the capital investment required to open a store because the entry costs for e-commerce sites are relatively less expensive than brick-and-mortar stores...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry are

  • Having a clear market position
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of households and commerce sales in the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry?

    Companies in this industry sell consumer audio equipment and components, parts and accessories for such equipment. This report shows the size of the retail market for this product and includes sales from all major retail channels, including specialty stores, general merchandisers and internet retailers. Sales of commercial or industrial audio equipment are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Components
  • Bluetooth speakers, radios and other
  • Multichannel audio equipment
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing wireless and media streaming systems
  • Retailing MP3 player speaker systems
  • Retailing HTiB Systems
  • Retailing home and clock radios
  • Retailing other consumer audio equipment products
  • 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 households
  • commerce sales
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index
  • External competition

  • Current Performance
    Rising import penetrationRetailers and wagesShifting technologies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Technology boosts profitabilityMore retailers
  • Table: The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electronic Part & Equipment Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Multichannel audio equipment
  • Components
  • Bluetooth speakers, radios and other
  • Chart: The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Consumers aged less than 34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs The Retail Market for Audio Equipment

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry

  • Industry Globalization Inc., Best Buy Co. Inc.,
  • Table: Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Best Buy Co. Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the The Retail Market for Audio Equipment 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 The Retail Market for Audio Equipment Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • E-commerce sales (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Brick And Mortar
  • A store that has a physical presence and location, as opposed to an online retailer.
  • E-Commerce
  • The buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems, such as the internet and other computer networks. Businesses engaged in e-commerce are often called e-tailers.
  • Htib
  • A packaged audio system used in conjunction with home theater systems.
  • Mp3
  • Audio compression technology used to store and play digital music.
  • Soundbar
  • A home theater speaker system that simulates surround sound.
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