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The Retail & Wholesale Trade of Books & Stationery in South Africa 2018 - The Market for Books, News, and Stationery Is Expected to Record Revenue of R39.3Bn in 2019 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

September 4, 2018

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 4, 2018--The “Retail and Wholesale Trade of Books and Stationery in South Africa 2018” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

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.

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-based. The market for South African fiction remains relatively tiny, and most of that market is for Afrikaans fiction.

While digitization 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.

The report 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 also profiles players in the stationery sector including CNA and RNA Stationers and dominant wholesalers Silveray and Waltons.

Key Topics Covered

1. Introduction

2. Description of the Industry

3. Size of the Industry

4. State of the Industry

5. Influencing Factors

6. Competition

7. SWOT Analysis

8. Outlook

9. Industry Associations

10. References

Companies Profiled

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 eBook Shop CC Edcon 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. Love Books (Pty) Ltd. Macmillan South Africa (Pty) Ltd. Massmart Holdings Ltd. Media24 (Pty) Ltd. 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. SPAR Group Ltd (The) Takealot Online (RF) (Pty) Ltd. Trefoil Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd. Van Schaik Bookstore (Pty) Ltd. Virtual Bookshelf CC Wordsworth Books CC and more...

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Related Topics:Books and Ebooks,Stationery and Greeting Cards

KEYWORD: SOUTH AFRICA AFRICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL BOOKS OTHER RETAIL

SOURCE: Research and Markets

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