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The Wholesale and Retail Trade of Books and Stationery in South Africa 2020

  • ID: 5185327
  • Report
  • October 2020
  • Region: South Africa, Africa
  • 198 pages
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amazon.com Inc
  • C Roelofse
  • Frank R Thorold (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Peters Papers (Pty) Ltd
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Retail and Wholesale Trade of Books and Stationery in South Africa

The retail sector was severely affected when trade was prohibited during the coronavirus lockdown from March to June 2020. Booksellers and magazine and newspaper publishers were already under pressure due to the recession that constrained consumer spending. The growth in book sales is expected to be below 1% per annum over the next three years while sales of magazines and newspapers are expected to decline. An increase in book sales to state departments in 2019 was offset by a decline of 51% in sales by supermarkets and shops. South Africa is a net importer of stationery and China accounted for nearly half of stationery imports in 2019.

Industry in Decline

The books and stationery sectors operated in a poor economy and declining retail sector over the past year amid continued changes in a highly competitive landscape. The recession at the end of 2019 severely affected demand and resulted in declining magazine and newspaper circulations and, to a lesser extent, reduced advertising revenues. The lockdown exacerbated an already precarious situation for some publications and resulted in the closure of at least 17 magazines and six newspapers, while others announced they would move to digital editions. Retail sales are expected to be affected by the reduction in the number of titles available. Retailers negotiated reduced rental with mall owners during lockdown.

Report Coverage

This report focuses on the retail and wholesale trade of books and stationery in South Africa, including comprehensive information on the size and state of the sector, circulation, sales and trade data and influencing factors including the ongoing move to digital, competition, environmental concerns and the coronavirus pandemic. There are profiles of 56 companies including retailers such as CNA, PNA and Exclusive Books, publishers such as Caxton and CTP and Macmillan and online retailers such as Takealot and Virtual Bookshelf.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Amazon.com Inc
  • C Roelofse
  • Frank R Thorold (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Peters Papers (Pty) Ltd
  • Shoprite Holdings Ltd
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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. Trade
4.1.2. Corporate Actions
4.1.3. Regulations
4.1.4. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development
4.2. Continental
4.3. International

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

6. Competition
6.1. Barriers to Entry

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References
10.1. Publications
10.2. Websites
  • Appendix
  • Summary of Notable Players
  • Company Profiles
  • Adams Booksellers (Pty) Ltd
  • Amazon.Com Inc
  • Bic (South Africa) (Rf) (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Branded Products Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • Bk Ink Cc
  • Book Lounge Cc
  • Books Magazines and Stationery Cc
  • Booksite (Pty) Ltd
  • Bridge Books Cc
  • C RoElofse
  • C Thompson
  • Caxton and Ctp Publishers and Printers Ltd
  • Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy (Pty) Ltd
  • Circular Office Supplies and Printers Cc
  • Cna Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Estoril Books and Stationers (Fourways) (Pty) Ltd
  • Exclusive Books Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Executive Information Services Cc
  • Flip File (Pty) Ltd
  • Fogarty's Bookshop Cc
  • 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
  • Knd Trade Cc
  • Loot Online (Pty) Ltd
  • Lormik Cc
  • Love Books (Pty) Ltd
  • Macmillan South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Media24 (Pty) Ltd
  • Melbro Retail (Pty) Ltd
  • Mind Matters Educational Book Distributers Cc
  • National Stationery Cc
  • Office National Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Oxford University Press Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • 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
  • Tasmaya Wholesalers Cc
  • Trefoil Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Van Schaik Bookstore (Pty) Ltd
  • Van's Office Supplies (Eastern Cape) Cc
  • Virtual Bookshelf Cc
  • West Pack Life Style (Pty) Ltd
  • Wordsworth Books Cc
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  • Adams Booksellers (Pty) Ltd
  • Amazon.com Inc
  • BIC (South Africa) (RF) (Pty) Ltd
  • Bidvest Branded Products Holdings (Pty) Ltd
  • BK Ink CC
  • Book Lounge CC
  • Books Magazines and Stationery CC
  • Booksite (Pty) Ltd
  • Bridge Books CC
  • C Roelofse
  • C Thompson
  • Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers Ltd
  • Christelike Uitgewersmaatskappy (Pty) Ltd
  • Circular Office Supplies and Printers CC
  • CNA Operations (Pty) Ltd
  • Estoril Books and Stationers (Fourways) (Pty) Ltd
  • Exclusive Books Group (Pty) Ltd
  • Executive Information Services CC
  • Flip File (Pty) Ltd
  • Fogarty's Bookshop CC
  • 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
  • KND Trade CC
  • Loot Online (Pty) Ltd
  • Lormik CC
  • Love Books (Pty) Ltd
  • Macmillan South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Massmart Holdings Ltd
  • Media24 (Pty) Ltd
  • Melbro Retail (Pty) Ltd
  • Mind Matters Educational Book Distributers CC
  • National Stationery CC
  • Office National Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Oxford University Press Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • 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
  • Tasmaya Wholesalers CC
  • Trefoil Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd
  • Van Schaik Bookstore (Pty) Ltd
  • Van's Office Supplies (Eastern Cape) CC
  • Virtual Bookshelf CC
  • West Pack Life Style (Pty) Ltd
  • Wordsworth Books CC
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