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Books in the United Kingdom

Books in the United Kingdom

Summary

Books in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2013-17, and forecast to 2022). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

synopsis

Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United Kingdom books market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends, leading companies and macroeconomic information.

Key Highlights

  • The physical segment of the books market includes atlases, dictionaries, encyclopedias, text books, guidebooks, musical scores, maps, fiction and non-fiction. The digital segment of the books market consists of electronic books (or e-books) which can be read on computers or other electronic devices such as tablets. The market is valued at retail selling price (RSP) with any currency conversions calculated using constant annual average 2017 exchange rates.
  • The UK books market had total revenues of $4.6bn in 2017, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.3% between 2013 and 2017.
  • The physical segment was the market's most lucrative in 2017, with total revenues of $3.9bn, equivalent to 84.2% of the market's overall value.
  • As the world becomes increasingly digital, many people will value digital-free time and physical book sales are likely to increase because of this.
Scope
  • Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the books market in the United Kingdom
  • Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the books market in the United Kingdom
  • Leading company profiles reveal details of key books market players’ global operations and financial performance
  • Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the United Kingdom books market with five year forecasts
Reasons to buy
  • What was the size of the United Kingdom books market by value in 2017?
  • What will be the size of the United Kingdom books market in 2022?
  • What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United Kingdom books market?
  • How has the market performed over the last five years?
  • What are the main segments that make up the United Kingdom's books market?


Executive Summary 2
Market value 2
Market value forecast 2
Category segmentation 2
Geography segmentation 2
Market rivalry 2
Market Overview 7
Market definition 7
Market analysis 7
Market Data 9
Market value 9
Market Segmentation 10
Category segmentation 10
Geography segmentation 11
Market Outlook 12
Market value forecast 12
Five Forces Analysis 13
Summary 13
Buyer power 14
Supplier power 15
New entrants 17
Threat of substitutes 18
Degree of rivalry 19
Leading Companies 20
Amazon.com, Inc. 20
Waterstones Booksellers Ltd 23
WH Smith PLC 24
The Works Stores Ltd. 27
Macroeconomic Indicators 28
Country data 28
Methodology 30
Industry associations 31
Related MarketLine research 31
Appendix 32
About MarketLine 32
List of Tables
Table 1: United Kingdom books market value: $ million, 2013-17
Table 2: United Kingdom books market category segmentation: $ million, 2017
Table 3: United Kingdom books market geography segmentation: $ million, 2017
Table 4: United Kingdom books market value forecast: $ million, 2017-22
Table 5: Amazon.com, Inc.: key facts
Table 6: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financials ($)
Table 7: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financial ratios
Table 8: Waterstones Booksellers Ltd: key facts
Table 9: WH Smith PLC: key facts
Table 10: WH Smith PLC: key financials ($)
Table 11: WH Smith PLC: key financials (£)
Table 12: WH Smith PLC: key financial ratios
Table 13: The Works Stores Ltd.: key facts
Table 14: United Kingdom size of population (million), 2013-17
Table 15: United Kingdom gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2013-17
Table 16: United Kingdom gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2013-17
Table 17: United Kingdom inflation, 2013-17
Table 18: United Kingdom consumer price index (absolute), 2013-17
Table 19: United Kingdom exchange rate, 2013-17
List of Figures
Figure 1: United Kingdom books market value: $ million, 2013-17
Figure 2: United Kingdom books market category segmentation: % share, by value, 2017
Figure 3: United Kingdom books market geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2017
Figure 4: United Kingdom books market value forecast: $ million, 2017-22
Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2017
Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2017
Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2017
Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2017
Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2017
Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2017
Figure 11: Amazon.com, Inc.: revenues & profitability
Figure 12: Amazon.com, Inc.: assets & liabilities
Figure 13: WH Smith PLC: revenues & profitability
Figure 14: WH Smith PLC: assets & liabilities

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