Movie Market Monitor Insight: Physical Retail & Rental Consumption

Worldwide consumption for transactional movies on physical disc retail and rental

September 23, 2014  | Subscribers Only

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This report is part of a series of IHS Technology insight reports based data presented in the IHS Technology Transactional Movie Market Monitor. Each report examines one of the four movie distribution platforms (theatrical, physical, TV-based VOD & digital) from a geographical perspective to further explore regional contributions and major trends driving worldwide consumption for transactional movies.


  • Physical video’s share of total movie volumes generated across all transactional distribution platforms has declined from 44% in 2009 to 35% 2013. This share is forecast to decline further to 23% by 2017.
  • North America will remain the largest market for physical video consumption throughout the forecast period (2013-2017) and due to the strong rental markets of Japan and Australia, Asia Pacific will remain the second largest.
  • The closure of physical video specialists and the reduction of shelf-space allocated to physical in other multi-category retailers is a key contributing factor to the decline of DVD and Blu-ray Discs (BD) purchases in the mature movie markets of North America and Western Europe.
  • Competition from legitimate digital platforms, the absence of widespread kiosk operations and the closure of rental storefronts continues to drive steep decline for physical rental transactions in Western Europe and the key international rental markets Japan and Australia.

In this report

  • Provides analysis on the total worldwide consumption of movies, rented or purchased on physical discs.
  • Outlines specific markets making an impact on the worldwide total for movies consumed on physical media.
  • Provides analysis on the current drivers of decline in mature and non-mature movie markets.

Number of pages: 7

Number of tables: 10

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