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Camera & Photo Supplies Stores – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 5946  |  NAICS 443130

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Camera Stores  (view report)
Online Camera & Camcorder Sales  (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.

Photo Industry Reporter, Inc.
Digital Imaging Reporter

Monthly trade publication features news and information for digital imaging equipment retailers and manufacturers, with special features including the annual "State of the Industry" issue published in September which provides commentary from over 30 manufacturers, retailers, and consultants on the current state of business affairs, emerging digital imaging trends, and the outlook for the future.

Mintel Group Ltd.
The Photography Consumer - US

Research report provides insights on the use of digital imaging hardware (e.g., digital cameras and camera-equipped mobile devices) by consumers, with topics covered including hardware use and ownership, purchasing intent, reasons for taking pictures, number of pictures taken, photo printing, what users do with photos, post-capture attitudes and behaviors, and device owner demographics.

Digital Camera End User Survey Analysis: United States

Annual end-user survey analyzes changing trends in the digital camera market, with topics covered
in the report including owner demographics (e.g., age, gender, household income and composition, types of cameras owned, and photographer type), frequency of use, camera specifications, photo activities, video capture, photo storage, future purchasing plans, and brand loyalty and perception.

Research reports available from this organization include:

Photography Equipment Market in the US
Market research study provides in-depth analysis of the U.S. market for these products, with market segments analyzed by product type (e.g., cameras, other photography equipment) and retail format (e.g., specialty stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores, online retailers, and others) and principal vendors profiled in the study including Nikon, Panasonic, Canon, FUJIFILM, and Sony.

Global Digital Camera Market
Market research report provides a detailed analysis of the global market for this product sector, with market segments analyzed by type of product (e.g., digital single-lens reflex, compact digital, bridge compact digital, and mirror-less interchangeable lens), implementation (e.g., general, commercial), distribution channel (e.g., online, offline), and region (e.g., the Americas, Europe, APAC, and ROW).

TMR Research
Digital Cameras Market

Comprehensive report analyzes the digital camera market on a global basis, with products analyzed by type (e.g., compact, bridge, mirrorless interchangeable lens, digital single lens reflex, rangefinder, line-scan systems, integration, and waterproof) and global region, and top companies profiled in the report including Canon, Kyocera, Panasonic, Ricoh, Samsung, Sony, Sanyo, Olympus, and Minolta.

Euromonitor International
Imaging Devices in the US

Market research report analyzes the U.S. market for this product sector, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast sales in unit volume and dollar value by product category for imaging devices (e.g., cameras - analogue, digital; camcorders - analogue, digital, HD) and as a percentage of retail sales for digital cameras by type (e.g., fixed lens, DSLR, and compact system).

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
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores  Search for "443130"
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.

Camera Stores
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of annual revenue for retailers that sell digital and film cameras, film, lenses, filters, lighting equipment, tripods, and other accessories such as batteries, chargers, memory cards, and camera bags and cases, and may also offer photo equipment repair and photo processing services.

Compensation and Salary Surveys

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

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed by stores that sell cameras, photo equipment, and supplies and offer related services, with job positions covered by the survey including camera and photographic equipment repairers who repair and adjust this equipment and photographic processing workers who develop, process, and edit images, negatives, and prints.

BizMiner Financial Analysis Reports
Camera and Photographic Supplies Stores  Search for "443130"

Five-year comparative income statement analysis provides salaries, wages, and officer compensation in both dollars and as a percentage of sales for retailers that sell cameras, film, lenses, filters, lighting equipment, tripods, and other types of accessories such as batteries, chargers, memory cards, and camera bags and cases, and may also offer photo equipment repair and photo processing services.

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