The Photographic Equipment Retailing industry has been affected by tough trading conditions over the past five years, with industry sales expected to post weak annualised growth of just 0.8%. While demand for digital cameras has remained high, the industry as a whole has struggled. The modest rise in sales over this period has been a result of declines in the average price of cameras, fierce competition from external players such as electrical stores and department stores, and growth in the volume of grey imports of camera products being sought and bought by consumers.
Operators in this industry primarily retail photographic equipment or supplies. These products include cameras, camcorders, projectors and photographic accessories. Players in the industry may operate as stand-alone businesses or belong to a chain network of stores or a buying group. Products sold by the industry are sourced from wholesalers and sold to consumers via bricks-and-mortar stores or internet websites that are operated by industry players.
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.