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Printing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Printing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1611 | Sep 2016

Paper-free: The popularity of online platforms runs many industry players out of business

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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry has declined over the past five years, as consumers have increasingly sought information through online platforms rather than printed materials. This trend has reduced demand for professional printing services from industry providers. Online media continues to encroach on the domain of newspaper, magazine, book and directory publishers. As digital technology has evolved, the printed word has become slow to produce and costly to distribute. Consumers and businesses have therefore increasingly been trading online without using printed materials. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to $7.5 billion. As these trends continue, revenue is set to drop by a further 4.6% in 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

Moderate capital intensity characterises the industry. In 2016-17, an estimated $3.79 is spent on wages for every dollar invested in capital. Printers 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 need special qualifications and training. These trends prompt substantial labour expenses.

Capital costs are also high as traditional printing presses and equipment are extremely expensive. A lot of industry operators cater for small segments of the printing industry, investing in technology that provides specialised functions... purchase to read more


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What is the Printing Industry?

Industry firms provide printing and reprographic services. Printing methods include offset lithographic, reprographic, digital, relief and screen-printing.

Industry Products
Advertising materialsNewspapers, magazines, journals and periodicalsNon-publication printed materialsBusiness and financial documents and materials
Industry Activities
Commercial printingDigital printingOffset lithographic printingScreen printingNewspaper printingBook printingCatalogue printingMagazine printingPhotocopying servicesRelief, letterpress and flexographic printing

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