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Printing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1611 | Feb 2015

Out of ink: Digitisation and declining demand from publishers constrain the industry

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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
5,155
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 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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