Printing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1611 | Oct 2015

Out of print: Digitisation and declining demand continue to constrain industry revenue

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 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry has been hit hard over the past five years as consumers have increasingly received information through online platforms rather than printed materials. This trend has led to a sharp decline in demand for services that professional printers in the industry provide. Online media continues to encroach on the domain of newspaper, magazine, book and directory publishers. As digital technology has progressed, the printed word has proven slow to produce and costly to distribute. Consumers and businesses have therefore 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 3.8% over the five years through 2015-16 to reach $6.9 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

A medium level of capital intensity characterises the industry. In 2015-16, an estimated $0.18 is invested in capital for every dollar spent on wages. 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
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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