Antique and used goods retailers have worked hard over the five years through 2014-15. Operators have been confronted with a volatile trading environment, following the collapse of global markets and resulting fluctuations in consumer spending. Industry performance has been hindered by increasing competition from pure online players seeking a greater share of the market. Nonetheless, industry operators have been resilient and as a result, industry revenue is expected to rise by an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2014-15. This includes forecast growth of 1.8% over 2014-15, to reach $2.6 billion.
Retailers in the industry are primarily engaged in selling antiques and used goods (except motor vehicles or motorcycles and parts). Antique goods sold by the 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.