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Retail and Wholesale Trade of Books and Stationery in South Africa 2018

  • ID: 4616767
  • Report
  • August 2018
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 153 pages
  • Who Owns Whom
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amazon.Com Inc
  • Bridge Books CC
  • Flip File (Pty) Ltd
  • Love Books (Pty) Ltd
  • National Stationery CC
  • Pick n Pay Stores Ltd
  • MORE
Wholesale and Retail Trade of Books and Stationery: This report focuses on the wholesale and retail trade of reading matter and stationery. Sales of books, newspapers and stationery account for 3.1% of overall retail sales, and this sector is dominated by educational books. The market for books, news, and stationery is expected to record revenue of R39.3bn in 2019.

State of The Industry: Unit sales of books declined by 7% in 2017 as poor economic conditions affected disposable income, a trend which has continued in 2018. The rand’s decline will result in further increases in the cost of imported books while cost pressures are mounting for local publishers. South Africa remains relatively unaffected by the international shift to e-books. Educational books account for 75% of book sales and production in this sector is almost entirely local, and predominantly paper-baed. The market for South African fiction remains relatively tiny, and most of that market is for Afrikaans fiction. While digitisation has resulted in reduced demand for paper-based products, it has also expanded the scope of the stationery suppliers industry with products like printing cartridges, printing paper and labels

Report Coverage : This report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the books and stationery industry, factors influencing their success, challenges, and changing trends influenced by technological advances. It includes comprehensive profiles of 42 companies in the books and stationery sector including major booksellers like Exclusive Books and increasingly successful independent booksellers including The Book Lounge and Love Books, as well as online sellers such as Takealot. It profiles players in the stationery sector including CNA and RNA Stationers and dominant wholesalers Silveray and Waltons.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amazon.Com Inc
  • Bridge Books CC
  • Flip File (Pty) Ltd
  • Love Books (Pty) Ltd
  • National Stationery CC
  • Pick n Pay Stores Ltd
  • MORE
1. Introduction

2. Description Of The Industry
2.1. Industry Value Chain
2.2. Geographic Position

3. Size Of The Industry

4. State Of The Industry
4.1. Local
4.1.1. Corporate Actions
4.1.2. Regulations
4.1.3. Enterprise Development And Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

5. Influencing Factors
5.1. Economic Environment
5.2. Rising Operating Costs
5.3. Technology, Research And Development (R&D) And Innovation
5.4. Labour
5.5. Cyclicality
5.6. Environmental Concerns

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers To Entry

7. Swot Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites

Appendix 1

Summary Of Major Players

Company Profiles
Adams Booksellers (Pty) Ltd
Amazon.Com Inc
Bidvest Office And Print Holdings Ltd
Book Lounge Cc
Books Magazines And Stationery Cc
Booksite (Pty) Ltd
Bridge Books Cc
Caxton And Ctp Publishers And Printers Ltd
Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy (Pty) Ltd
Ebook Shop Cc
Edcon Ltd
Estoril Books And Stationers (Fourways) (Pty) Ltd
Exclusive Books Group (Pty) Ltd
Executive Information Services Cc
Flip File (Pty) Ltd
Forms Media Independent (Africa) (Pty) Ltd
Frank R Thorold (Pty) Ltd
Freedom Stationery (Pty) Ltd
Hargraves Library Service (Pty) Ltd
Interstat Stationery (Pty) Ltd
Juta And Company (Pty) Ltd
Loot Online (Pty) Ltd
Love Books (Pty) Ltd
Macmillan South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Massmart Holdings Ltd
Media24 (Pty) Ltd
Mind Matters Educational Book Distributers Cc
National Stationery Cc
Parcelninja (Pty) Ltd
Peters Papers (Pty) Ltd
Pick N Pay Stores Ltd
Pna Stationers (Pty) Ltd
Prima Toy And Leisure Trading (Pty) Ltd
Procure Trade (Pty) Ltd
Rna Retail Group (Pty) Ltd
Shalmay Fakie Group Cc
Shoprite Holdings Ltd
Spar Group Ltd (The)
Takealot Online (Rf) (Pty) Ltd
Trefoil Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
Van Schaik Bookstore (Pty) Ltd
Virtual Bookshelf Cc
Wordsworth Books Cc
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  • Adams Booksellers (Pty) Ltd
  • Amazon.Com Inc
  • Bidvest Office and Print Holdings Ltd
  • Book Lounge CC
  • Books Magazines and Stationery CC
  • Booksite (Pty) Ltd
  • Bridge Books CC
  • Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Ltd
  • Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy (Pty) Ltd
  • eBook Shop CC
  • Edcon Ltd
  • Estoril Books and Stationers (Fourways) (Pty) Ltd
  • Exclusive Books Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Executive Information Services CC
  • Flip File (Pty) Ltd
  • Forms Media Independent (Africa) (Pty) Ltd
  • Frank R Thorold (Pty) Ltd
  • Freedom Stationery (Pty) Ltd
  • Hargraves Library Service (Pty) Ltd
  • Interstat Stationery (Pty) Ltd
  • Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd
  • Loot Online (Pty) Ltd
  • Love Books (Pty) Ltd
  • Macmillan South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Media24 (Pty) Ltd
  • Mind Matters Educational Book Distributers CC
  • National Stationery CC
  • Parcelninja (Pty) Ltd
  • Peters Papers (Pty) Ltd
  • Pick n Pay Stores Ltd
  • PNA Stationers (Pty) Ltd
  • Prima Toy and Leisure Trading (Pty) Ltd
  • Procure Trade (Pty) Ltd
  • RNA Retail Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Shalmay Fakie Group CC
  • Shoprite Holdings Ltd
  • SPAR Group Ltd (The)
  • Takealot Online (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Trefoil Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Van Schaik Bookstore (Pty) Ltd
  • Virtual Bookshelf CC
  • Wordsworth Books CC
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