Printing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1611 | Oct 2014

Closing the book: Digitisation and declining demand from publishers constrain the industry

The Printing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry has been hit hard over the past five years. Consumers have increasingly received information via online platforms over this period, rather than via printed materials. This trend has led to a decline in demand for the services of professional printers. Online media continues to encroach into the domain of book, newspaper, magazine and directory publishers. As digital technology has progressed, the printed word has proven to be slow to produce and costly to distribute. Consumers and businesses have increasingly traded and conducted business online without the aid of printed materials. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to fall at a compound annual rate of 5.2% over the five years through 2014-15. Revenue is forecast to drop by 4.6% in 2014-15, to reach $7.1... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry displays a low market share concentration. The industry's four largest companies are estimated to account for less than 20.0% of total revenue in 2014-15. As a result, the industry consists of a large number of small independent firms. According to ABS data, in 2012-13 only 12 companies employed more than 200 staff and only 11.0% of enterprises generated more than $2.0 million in revenue. These trends are indicative of an extremely fragmented industry. However, industry concentration tends to vary depending on the services that printers provide. For example, PMP has a market-leading position in the heat-set web printing segment, while IPMG's business Hannanprint specialises in web-offset commercial printing... purchase to read more


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What is the Printing Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily provide printing and reprographic services. Printing methods include offset lithographic, reprographic, digital, relief and screen-printing. Firms that are mainly engaged in screen-printing on clothing and apparel are also included in the industry.

Industry Products
Publication printing servicesNon-publication printing servicesGeneral printing servicesDigital printing servicesScreen-printing services
Industry Activities
Commercial printingDigital printingOffset lithographic printingScreen printingNewspaper printingBook printingCatalogue printingMagazine printingPhotocopying servicesRelief, letterpress and flexographic printing

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