Book Stores in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Book Stores in Canada

The Book Stores industry in Canada has declined over the five years to 2019 amid high levels of external competition from online retailers and e-books, which offer alternative and more affordable channels through which consumers are able to purchase industry goods. Although an increase in per capita disposable income has boosted total retail sales in recent years, the industry is nonetheless contracting instead of expanding. The percentage of physical and digital books sold through online channels has risen steadily, and over half of all books purchased domestically are now bought online, with industry revenue declining as a result. Over the five years to 2024, the industry is forecast to continue declining. Despite rising per capita disposable income and consumer confidence in the strengthening Canadian economy, changing consumer shopping preferences and limited leisure time for activities such as reading will lead to further drops in revenue.

Industry operators retail a broad range of book and newspaper merchandise, including trade books, textbooks, magazines, mass market paperbacks and religious books. These goods are purchased from domestic, and in some cases international, manufacturers and wholesalers. Operators then retail these goods through their stores to the general public. This industry excludes retailers that operate primarily as used merchandise stores or electronic shopping and mail-order houses.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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