Antique dealers have been working hard over the past five years. With sales rising by an annualised 4.6% over the five years through 2011-12, the industry has experienced strong growth compared with the consumer goods division, which only sells new merchandise. Antique and used good retailing has largely benefited from continued consumer demand for antique goods that are aesthetic, rare, in good condition, or useful. The antique market has thus benefited from a healthy turnover of preloved items and memorabilia to new homes. Steady growth in disposable income levels has also helped demand, as have fluctuations in the consumer sentiment index.
Operators in this industry sell antiques and used goods (except motor vehicles or motor cycles and parts). Antique goods sold by this industry are sourced from individuals or corporations, while used goods or second-hand goods are generally donated to the business or organisation.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.