Game of phones: New product developments have sparked fierce industry competition

The Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling industry features several established industry operators, most of which are local subsidiaries of large global technology companies. The industry wholesales a range of products that include Android phones, iPhones and tablet computers. New product development and improvements have driven industry revenue growth over the past five years. The increasing popularity of Android-powered smartphones, such as Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models, has further facilitated industry growth over the five-year period. Overall, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 4.1% over the five years through 2018-19, to $10.3 billion. Industry revenue is anticipated to grow by more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Improved 4G network coverage has boosted smartphone adoption among consumers
  • Profit margins have improved, as consumers have been more willing to purchase premium smartphones
  • Technological developments are anticipated to focus on computing power and design
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry into the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling industry are high and these have remained steady over the past five years. The industry is made up of subsidiaries of large-scale international companies, which benefit from high global sales volumes, established brand reputations in Australia and substantial R&D spending by their parent companies in foreign countries. New entrants to the industry would either act as a distributor for a foreign manufacturer or would be a current foreign manufacturer establishing a local wholesale presence in Australia.The majority of foreign mobile phone and tablet manufacturers have already established a wholesale presence in Australia. There is therefore little room for new distributors to enter the industry. Tho...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling are:

  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers and Mobile telecommunications density in the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry?

    Industry operators wholesale mobile phones and tablet computers. These products are typically sold to retailers for consumers to purchase outright, or they are sold to wireless network carriers for consumers to purchase either outright or on long-term contracts that also include network coverage.

    Industry Products
  • iPhones
  • Android phones
  • Tablet computers
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Mobile phone wholesaling
  • Tablet computer wholesaling
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Mobile telecommunications density
  • Consumer sentiment index
  • Real household discretionary income

  • Current Performance
  • Smartphone movement
  • Tablet category
  • Distribution
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Product development
  • Demand factors
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Wireless Telecommunications Carriers
  • Domestic Appliance Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Household Appliance Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • iPhones
  • Android phones
  • Tablet computers
  • Other products
  • Chart: Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wireless telecommunications carriers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Marketing
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Apple Pty Limited, Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Apple Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Samsung Electronics Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Mobile Phone and Tablet Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Feature Phone
  • A basic mobile phone with call and text message functionality that typically predates smartphones.
  • Gesture Features
  • Features that enable users to manipulate the interface of a device, such as pinching to zoom in or out.
  • Phablet
  • Smartphones that are closer to tablet screen sizes than traditional smartphones.
  • Smartphone
  • A type of mobile phone with advanced computing capabilities, typically installed with a touchscreen, app accessibility and internet connectivity through wireless spectrum and Wi-Fi.
  • Tablet Computer
  • A type of flat screen mobile computer with its battery, circuitry and display installed within a single unit.
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