Books, News and Stationery Retailing in Belgium – Market Summary & Forecasts; Comprehensive overview of the market, consumer, and competitive context, with retail sales value and forecasts to 2020

Pages: 62 Published: June 01, 2016 Report Code: RT0397SR

With a share of 3.5% of overall retail, the market for books, news, and stationery reached EUR62.43 billion in 2015. Furthermore, the market is forecast to decline at a CAGR of -0.35% over the next five years, to reach a sales value of EUR2.39 billion in 2020. Spend per head on books, news, and stationery will decrease at a CAGR of -0.8% during the next five years.

Scope

• E-books are slowly gaining traction in the country due to their convenience and are getting popular among the young age groups

• The market is dominated by the domestic players

• Online spending on books, news, and stationery is anticipated to increase at a CAGR of 7.24% for 2015-2020.

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Understand the fastest growing categories including printed media and stationery and cards, with insights on performance across key channels from 2010, with forecasts until 2020

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Key Players

Dreamland
Maxi Toys Belgium SA.
Fnac
Toy champ and Degheldere

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

1.1 What is this Report About?

2 Executive Summary & Outlook

3 Market Context

3.1 A steadily growing economy with opportunities for retailers

3.1.1 A modest recovery in the economy, indicates a gradual improvement in retail spending

3.1.2 Stable savings rate shows a consistency in retail consumption

3.1.3 Service remains the dominant sector for employment

3.1.4 Improving labour market set to drive retail spending

3.1.5 Improving inflation level may influence retail sales growth

3.1.6 Household consumption expenditure is set to grow with a rise in income

3.2 Balanced demography and social rise in the economy will favour retail market

4 Belgian Shoppers

4.1 Belgium E- Commerce- A poised domestic market

4.2 Belgian food and grocery retailing and changing market leaders

4.3 Belgium- The land of fashion

4.4 Increasing inbound tourists offering growth opportunities in retail sector

5 Doing Business in Belgium

5.1 Summary

5.1.1 Bureaucracy

5.1.2 Business culture

5.1.3 Geography

5.1.4 Infrastructure and logistics

5.2 Key taxation policies

5.3 Belgian tax break is now termed illegal by the European Union

6 Retail – Product Sectors

6.1 Product Sector Analysis

6.1.1 Books, News, and Stationery

6.2 Books, News and Stationery Category Overview

6.2.1 Books, News and Stationery by Channel

6.2.2 Books, News and Stationery by Category

6.3 Books, News and Stationery Category Analysis

6.3.1 Printed Media

6.3.2 Stationery and Cards

6.4 Major Retailers

6.4.1 Books, News, and Stationery

7 Appendix

7.1 Definitions

7.1.1 This report provides 2014 actual sales; while forecasts are provided for 2015 – 2019

7.2 Summary Methodology

7.2.1 Overview

7.2.2 The triangulated market sizing method

7.2.3 Industry surveys in the creation of retail market data

7.2.4 Quality control and standardized processes

7.3 About Verdict Retail

7.4 Disclaimer

List of Tables

Table 1: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2015

Table 2: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales Forecast (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2015-2020

Table 3: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales (US$ mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2015

Table 4: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales Forecast (US$ mn), by Channel Group, 2015-2020

Table 5: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Segmentation (% value), by Channel Group, 2010-2020

Table 6: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales (EUR mn), by Category 2010-2015

Table 7: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales Forecast (EUR mn), by Category 2015-2020

Table 8: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales (US$ mn), by Category 2010-2015

Table 9: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales Forecast (US$ mn), by Category 2015-2020

Table 10: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Segmentation (% value), by Category, 2010-2020

Table 11: Belgium Printed Media Retail Sales (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2015

Table 12: Belgium Printed Media Retail Sales Forecast (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2015-2020

Table 13: Belgium Printed Media Retail Sales (US$ mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2015

Table 14: Belgium Printed Media Retail Sales Forecast (US$ mn), by Channel Group, 2015-2020

Table 15: Belgium Printed Media Retail Segmentation, by Channel Group, 2010-2020

Table 16: Belgium Stationery and Cards Retail Sales (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2015

Table 17: Belgium Stationery and Cards Retail Sales Forecast (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2015-2020

Table 18: Belgium Stationery and Cards Retail Sales Forecast (US$ mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2015

Table 19: Belgium Stationery and Cards Retail Sales Forecast (US$ mn), by Channel Group, 2015-2020

Table 20: Belgium Stationery and Cards Retail Segmentation, by Channel Group, 2010-2020

Table 21: Key Books, News, and Stationery Retailers in Belgium

Table 22: Belgium Exchange Rate EUR-US$ (Annual Average), 2009-2014

Table 23: Belgium Exchange Rate EUR-US$ (Annual Average), 2015-2019

Table 24: Verdict Retail Channel Definitions

Table 25: Verdict Retail Category Definitions

List of Figures

Figure 1: GDP Values (Current US$) billion, 2010-2015

Figure 2: Growth Rate of GDP (Constant US$), 2010-2015

Figure 3: GDP Value and Growth (EUR billion, %), 2010-2015

Figure 4: Forecasts for GDP Value and Growth (EUR billion, %), 2015-2020

Figure 5: Gross domestic savings (% of GDP) 2005-2015

Figure 6: Share of Employment by Sector (%), 2005 and 2015

Figure 7: Unemployment Rate (%), 2005-2015

Figure 8: Inflation Growth Rates (%), 2005-2015

Figure 9: Household Consumption Expenditure of Belgium (EUR Billion), 2005 and 2015

Figure 10: Household Consumption Expenditure of Major Countries (US$ Billion), 2015

Figure 11: Growth of Household Consumption Expenditure (%), 2005-2015

Figure 12: Total Population and Growth Rate (Millions, %), 2005-2020

Figure 13: Population Split by Gender (%), 2015 and 2020E

Figure 14: Population Split by Age Group (%), 2015 and 2020E

Figure 15: Per Capita Spend on Retail (EUR), 2005 and 2015

Figure 16: Per Capita Spend (EUR) on Retail by Age Group (%), 2005 and 2015

Figure 17: Rural and Urban Populations (% of total population) 2005, 2015E and 2020E

Figure 18: Major Cities with High Spend on Retail

Figure 19: Doing Business in Belgium

Figure 20: Share of Books, News and Stationery in Total Retail2015 and 2020

Figure 21: Retail Sales Value and Growth (EUR billion, %) of Books, News, and Stationery 2015-2020

Figure 22: Spend-per-Head on Books, News, and Stationery 2015 and 2020

Figure 23: Online Spend in Books, News, and Stationery 2015-2020

Figure 24: Online Share of total Books, News and Stationery Spend 2015 and 2020

Figure 25: Spending per Channel in Books, News, and Stationery (%) 2015 and 2020

Figure 26: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales and Forecast (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2020

Figure 27: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Market Dynamics, by Channel Group, 2010-2020

Figure 28: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Sales and Forecast (EUR mn), by Category 2010-2020

Figure 29: Belgium Books, News and Stationery Retail Market Dynamics, by Category 2010-2020

Figure 30: Belgium Printed Media Retail Sales and Forecast (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2020

Figure 31: Belgium Stationery and Cards Retail Sales and Forecast (EUR mn), by Channel Group, 2010-2020

Figure 32: The Triangulated Market Sizing Methodology

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