Books in the United Kingdom
Books in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
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.
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 2016 exchange rates.
The UK books market had total revenues of $4,642.7m in 2016, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -0.2% between 2012 and 2016.
The physical segment was the market's most lucrative in 2016, with total revenues of $3,696.5m, equivalent to 79.6% of the market's overall value.
The growth of the market in 2015 was only a year-break in declining sales of printed books observed over the past years. This shift was caused by a short-lived trend for adult colouring books. However, it is reasonable to expect e-books sales to boost in future, as the European Union is set to allow a reduced VAT for e-books.
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What was the size of the United Kingdom books market by value in 2016?
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Table of Contents
Market value forecast
Market value forecast
Five Forces Analysis
Threat of substitutes
Degree of rivalry
WH Smith PLC
The Works Store Ltd
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List of Figures
Figure 1: United Kingdom books market value: $ million, 2012-16
Figure 2: United Kingdom books market category segmentation: % share, by value, 2016
Figure 3: United Kingdom books market geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2016
Figure 4: United Kingdom books market value forecast: $ million, 2016-21
Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2016
Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2016
Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2016
Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2016
Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2016
Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2016
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
List of Tables
Table 1: United Kingdom books market value: $ million, 2012-16
Table 2: United Kingdom books market category segmentation: $ million, 2016
Table 3: United Kingdom books market geography segmentation: $ million, 2016
Table 4: United Kingdom books market value forecast: $ million, 2016-21
Table 5: Amazon.com, Inc.: key facts
Table 6: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financials ($)
Table 7: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financial ratios
Table 8: Waterstones: key facts
Table 9: WH Smith PLC: key facts
Table 10: WH Smith PLC: key financials ($)
Table 11: WH Smith PLC: key financials (GBP)
Table 12: WH Smith PLC: key financial ratios
Table 13: The Works Store Ltd: key facts
Table 14: United Kingdom size of population (million), 2012-16
Table 15: United Kingdom gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2012-16
Table 16: United Kingdom gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2012-16
Table 17: United Kingdom inflation, 2012-16
Table 18: United Kingdom consumer price index (absolute), 2012-16
Table 19: United Kingdom exchange rate, 2012-16
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