Over the past five years, UK toy retailers have been influenced by a number of factors, including increasing competition, fluctuations in disposable income, consumer confidence levels and trends in the proportion of the UK population aged 10 years and under. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.8% to £1.6 billion over the five years through 2015-16. Following four years of falling revenue, the industry returned to growth in 2014-15. An increase of 3% is forecast in the current year as economic conditions continue to strengthen.
Firms in this industry retail toys in physical stores. Businesses that concentrate on selling video game consoles and software, and businesses that sell toys on the internet are not included in this industry. The industry also excludes supermarkets and department stores, which also retail toys.
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.