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Consumer Electronics Stores – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5731  |  NAICS 443142

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Consumer Electronics Stores  (view report)
Computer Stores  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Future PLC
TWICE Magazine

Biweekly magazine features news and information for the consumer electronics and major appliance industries, with special features including the annual "Top 100 CE Retailers Report" which ranks the top 100 retailers of consumer technology products based on retail sales of new products sold directly to consumers. Selected articles are available free online; free subscription is available upon request.

CT Lab Global Media, LLC
Publications available from this organization include:

Dealerscope Magazine
Bimonthly magazine features news and information for consumer technology and appliance retailers, with special reports including the "CE Retail Outlook" (January/February issue) and the "Top 100 CE Retailers" (March/April issue). Selected articles from archived issues of the magazine can be viewed free online, with full access to articles and print or digital subscriptions available free with registration.

Top 101 CE Retailers  Select "Resources - Top 101 CE Retailers"
Annual report ranks the top 101 retailers by estimated annual CE sales, with information provided for each retailer including current and prior year CE sales, percentage change in CE sales from the prior year, current and prior year total sales, current and prior year store count, and company news briefs. Report is published in the March/April issue of Dealerscope magazine and can be viewed free online.

Consumer Technology Association
Publications available from this organization include:

Digital America  See "Annual Publications" section
Annual publication examines market trends and growth opportunities for ten product categories (e.g., home and portable audio, digital imaging, home theater, gaming, smart home technology, video and wireless, vehicle technology, health and fitness, accessories) and also includes sales and consumer satisfaction data and market statistics from the CTA and other sources for products in each category.

U.S. Consumer Technology Industry Forecasts
One-year forecast provides market size and shipment volumes for nearly 100 consumer technology products and services (nearly 300 products, product features, and services in the five-year forecast version) and includes analyst commentary for each major product category (e.g., audio, video, smart home tech, information technology, communications, video gaming, accessories, media, wearables).

Euromonitor International
Consumer Electronics in the US

Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of U.S. retail market trends for this product sector, with information provided including historical and forecast retail sales in unit volume and dollar value by product category (e.g., computers and peripherals, in-car entertainment, home audio and cinema, televisions and projectors, video and portable media players, mobile phones, cameras, camcorders).

Mintel Group Ltd.
Electronics Retailing

Consumer research report provides an in-depth analysis of this market sector, with topics covered in the study including market size and forecast, product categories, market factors, impact of consumer knowledge level on electronics purchasing behavior, method of shopping, retailers shopped, reasons for purchasing, factors that influence purchase decisions, and important product and service features.

Market Analysis

Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Electronics Stores  Search for "443142"
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Consumer Electronics Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for retailers that sell consumer technology products and appliances (e.g., computer hardware and software, mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, televisions, audiovisual equipment, and small and major appliances) and may also provide repair services for these products.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Consumer Electronics Store

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as general manager, store manager, assistant store manager, inventory specialist, sales supervisor, sales team leader, sales consultant, and customer service specialist, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Best Buy Co. Inc., GameStop Corp., and P.C. Richard & Son, Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Electronics and Appliance Stores

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for personnel employed by retail stores that sell consumer technology products and appliances (e.g., computer hardware and software, mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, televisions, audiovisual equipment, and small and major appliances) and may also provide repair services for these products.

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