Books in United Kingdom

Books in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2015-19, and forecast to 2024). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.

Key Highlights

– The books market is comprised of the value of total retail sales of physical and digital books.

– The UK books market had total revenues of $7.9bn in 2019, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% between 2015 and 2019.

– The Booksellers Association reported a that the number of UK independent bookshops grew to 890 shops at the end of 2019, up from 883 in 2018, and 868 in 2017.

– The physical segment was the market's most lucrative in 2019, with total revenues of $4.5bn, equivalent to 56.5% of the market's overall value.

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 2019?

- What will be the size of the United Kingdom books market in 2024?

- 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?

Companies mentioned

Waterstones Booksellers Ltd

WH Smith PLC

Amazon.com, Inc.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

1.1. Market value

1.2. Market value forecast

1.3. Category segmentation

1.4. Geography segmentation

1.5. Market rivalry

1.6. Competitive Landscape

2 Market Overview

2.1. Market definition

2.2. Market analysis

3 Market Data

3.1. Market value

4 Market Segmentation

4.1. Category segmentation

4.2. Geography segmentation

5 Market Outlook

5.1. Market value forecast

6 Five Forces Analysis

6.1. Summary

6.2. Buyer power

6.3. Supplier power

6.4. New entrants

6.5. Threat of substitutes

6.6. Degree of rivalry

7 Competitive Landscape

7.1. Who are the leading players?

7.2. What Strategies do leading players follow?

8 Company Profiles

8.1. Waterstones Booksellers Ltd

8.2. WH Smith PLC

8.3. Amazon.com, Inc.

9 Macroeconomic Indicators

9.1. Country data

10 Appendix

10.1. Methodology

10.2. Industry associations

10.3. Related MarketLine research

10.4. About MarketLine

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: United Kingdom books market value: $ million, 2015-19

Table 2: United Kingdom books market category segmentation: $ million, 2019

Table 3: United Kingdom books market geography segmentation: $ million, 2019

Table 4: United Kingdom books market value forecast: $ million, 2019-24

Table 5: Waterstones Booksellers Ltd: key facts

Table 6: Waterstones Booksellers Ltd: Key Employees

Table 7: WH Smith PLC: key facts

Table 8: WH Smith PLC: Annual Financial Ratios

Table 9: WH Smith PLC: Key Employees

Table 10: Amazon.com, Inc.: key facts

Table 11: Amazon.com, Inc.: Annual Financial Ratios

Table 12: Amazon.com, Inc.: Key Employees

Table 13: United Kingdom size of population (million), 2015-19

Table 14: United Kingdom gdp (constant 2005 prices, $ billion), 2015-19

Table 15: United Kingdom gdp (current prices, $ billion), 2015-19

Table 16: United Kingdom inflation, 2015-19

Table 17: United Kingdom consumer price index (absolute), 2015-19

Table 18: United Kingdom exchange rate, 2015-19

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: United Kingdom books market value: $ million, 2015-19

Figure 2: United Kingdom books market category segmentation: % share, by value, 2019

Figure 3: United Kingdom books market geography segmentation: % share, by value, 2019

Figure 4: United Kingdom books market value forecast: $ million, 2019-24

Figure 5: Forces driving competition in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2019

Figure 6: Drivers of buyer power in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2019

Figure 7: Drivers of supplier power in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2019

Figure 8: Factors influencing the likelihood of new entrants in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2019

Figure 9: Factors influencing the threat of substitutes in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2019

Figure 10: Drivers of degree of rivalry in the books market in the United Kingdom, 2019

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