Printing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1611 | Jul 2014

Closing the book: Exits and consolidation activity indicate the industry's decline

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
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 alternative mediums such as the internet, 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. 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 decrease at a compound annual 4.4% over the five years through 2014-15. Industry revenue is estimated to drop by 1.6% in 2014-15 to reach $7.4 billion... 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 16.4% of total revenue. As a result, the industry consists of a large number of small independent firms. According to ABS Counts of Business data, only 12 companies employ more than 200 staff and only 11.0% of enterprises generate more than $2.0 million in annual 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 market, while Blue Star Group controls a large share of Australia's sheet-feed market... purchase to read more


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What is the Printing Industry?

Companies in the industry are primarily engaged in printing and providing 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 printingOff-set lithographic printingScreen-printing on clothingNewspaper printingBook printingCatalogue printingMagazine printingPhotocopying servicesRelief, letterpress and flexographic printing

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