Books in the United States

Books in the United States 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.

Synopsis

Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States 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 2016 exchange rates.

– The US books market had total revenues of $27,234.5m in 2016, representing a compound annual rate of change (CARC) of -0.4% between 2012 and 2016.

– The physical segment was the market's most lucrative in 2016, with total revenues of $24,443.1m, equivalent to 89.8% of the market's overall value.

– The market value of printed books has grown over the past few years in the US, while the e-book market has decreased. This is a result of Amazon’s aggressive price strategies on print books, after losing control of e-book pricing which is also influenced by publishers. Subsequently, print books sales have gone up as their price went down, but the e-books market was inversely affected.

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 States

– Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the books market in the United States

– 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 States books market with five year forecasts

Reasons to buy

- What was the size of the United States books market by value in 2016?

- What will be the size of the United States books market in 2021?

- What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the United States books market?

- How has the market performed over the last five years?

- What are the main segments that make up the United States's books market?

Companies mentioned

Amazon.com, Inc.

Apple Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Market value

Market value forecast

Category segmentation

Geography segmentation

Market rivalry

Market Overview

Market definition

Market analysis

Market Data

Market value

Market Segmentation

Category segmentation

Geography segmentation

Market Outlook

Market value forecast

Five Forces Analysis

Summary

Buyer power

Supplier power

New entrants

Threat of substitutes

Degree of rivalry

Leading Companies

Amazon.com, Inc.

Apple Inc.

Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Macroeconomic Indicators

Country data

Methodology

Industry associations

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List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: United States books market value: $ billion, 201216

Table 2: United States books market category segmentation: $ billion, 2016

Table 3: United States books market geography segmentation: $ billion, 2016

Table 4: United States books market value forecast: $ billion, 201621

Table 5: Amazon.com, Inc.: key facts

Table 6: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financials ($)

Table 7: Amazon.com, Inc.: key financial ratios

Table 8: Apple Inc.: key facts

Table 9: Apple Inc.: key financials ($)

Table 10: Apple Inc.: key financial ratios

Table 11: Barnes & Noble, Inc.: key facts

Table 12: Barnes & Noble, Inc.: key financials ($)

Table 13: Barnes & Noble, Inc.: key financial ratios

Table 14: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key facts

Table 15: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financials ($)

Table 16: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: key financial ratios

Table 17: United States size of population (million), 201216

Table 18: United States gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 201216

Table 19: United States gdp (current prices, $ billion), 201216

Table 20: United States inflation, 201216

Table 21: United States consumer price index (absolute), 201216

Table 22: United States exchange rate, 201215

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: United States books market value: $ billion, 201216

Figure 2: United States books market category segmentation: % share, by value, 2016

Figure 3: United States books market geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2016

Figure 4: United States books market value forecast: $ billion, 201621

Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the books market in the United States, 2016

Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the books market in the United States, 2016

Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the books market in the United States, 2016

Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the books market in the United States, 2016

Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the books market in the United States, 2016

Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the books market in the United States, 2016

Figure 11: Amazon.com, Inc.: revenues & profitability

Figure 12: Amazon.com, Inc.: assets & liabilities

Figure 13: Apple Inc.: revenues & profitability

Figure 14: Apple Inc.: assets & liabilities

Figure 15: Barnes & Noble, Inc.: revenues & profitability

Figure 16: Barnes & Noble, Inc.: assets & liabilities

Figure 17: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: revenues & profitability

Figure 18: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.: assets & liabilities

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