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Printing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1611 | May 2015

Out of print: Industry revenue continues to be constrained by digitisation and declining demand

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-5.2%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
28,896
Businesses
5,314
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry has been hit hard over the past five years, as consumers have increasingly received information via online platforms 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 slow to produce and costly to distribute. Consumers and businesses have increasingly traded and conducted business online without using 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 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

A medium level of capital intensity characterises the industry. In 2014-15, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.18 is invested in capital. Printers tend to have higher labour costs compared with other manufacturing industries. For traditional printing techniques, staff are required to manually complete printing tasks, while for digital printing techniques, staff generally require qualifications and training. These trends result in substantial labour expenses.

Capital costs are also high, as traditional printing presses and equipment are extremely expensive. Capital intensity varies by industry segment. Heat-set web printing is typically a high fixed-cost, capital-intensive business... 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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