Printing in Australia - Market Research Report

Printing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -1.1%

The Printing industry's revenue has declined over the past five years, as falling demand, strong price pressure, and excess capacity have negatively affected the industry's performance. Consumers have increasingly sought information online, and retailers have responded by increasing their digital advertising spend. Traditional print materials are slower and more costly to distribute than digital equivalents. As a result, more businesses have been trading online without using printed materials. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2018-19, to $7.6 billion. This includes an anticipated fall of 1.9% in the current year. High fixed costs, falling revenue and weak consumer sentiment has increased indus...
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Printing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Printing industry's performance is projected to continue declining over the next five years. Digital alternatives are anticipated to further weaken demand for industry services, particularly in the advertising, magazine and newspaper segments. Changes in the financial and business segments are also likely to reduce demand for printed materials, as more transactions are conducted and processed online. To remain competitive, industry firms may need to focus on niche segments or offer integrated end-to-end services such as designing, marketing consultancy and distribution solutions. Revenue and profitability The widespread availability and growing prominence of online alternatives to printed materials is forecast to constrain the industry's perfor...
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Printing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $8bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 6,336
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 29,109

Biggest companies in the Printing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Printing in Australia industry include Ovato Limited.

  • pie_chart Ovato Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Printing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry companies conduct printing and reprographic services such as photocopying, printing corporate documents and labels, and producing advertising material, magazines and newspapers. The industry’s printing methods include heat-set and sheet-fed offset lithographic, reprographic, digital, relief and screen printing.

Industry Products and Services

  • Advertising materials
  • Newspapers, magazines, journals and periodicals
  • Non-publication printed materials
  • Business and financial documents and materials
  • Other materials

Industry Activities

  • Commercial printing
  • Digital printing
  • Offset lithographic printing
  • Screen printing
  • Newspaper printing
  • Book printing
  • Catalogue printing
  • Magazine printing
  • Photocopying services
  • Relief, letterpress and flexographic printing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry companies conduct printing and reprographic services such as photocopying, printing corporate documents and labels, and producing advertising material, magazines and newspapers. The industry’s printing methods include heat-set and sheet-fed offset lithographic, reprographic, digital, relief and screen printing.

Main Activities

  • Commercial printing
  • Digital printing
  • Offset lithographic printing
  • Screen printing
  • Newspaper printing
  • Book printing
  • Catalogue printing
  • Magazine printing
  • Photocopying services
  • Relief, letterpress and flexographic printing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

The number of internet connections determines the accessibility of online advertisements, newspapers, magazines, books and directories. As these sources h...
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Internet subscribers
Demand from publishing (except internet and music publishing)
Demand from retail trade
Number of businesses

Current Performance

Downstream activities
Industry consolidation
Competition and international trade
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Downstream activities
Industry structure and international trade
Ongoing environmental focus
 Table: Printing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Printing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Newspaper Publishing in Australia
Magazine and Directory Publishing in Australia
Book Publishing in Australia
Consumer Goods Retailing in Australia
Finance in Australia


Key Selling Industries

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in Australia
Adhesive Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial Machinery Manufacturing in Australia
Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia



Products & Services

Companies in the Printing industry produce and distribute a range of printed materials and publications for clients. These products include advertising ma...
Governments and other institutions
Publishers
Other markets
Financial companies
Manufacturers
Professional service providers

Demand Determinants

A range of factors affect demand for printed materials, including economic activity, technological developments in printing and media industries, business...
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Major Markets

Governments and other institutions
Publishers
Other markets
Financial companies
Manufacturers
Professional service providers

 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Printing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry displays low market share concentration, as the four largest companies are estimated to account for less than 40% of total revenue in the cur...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Printing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Printing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Ovato Limited, formerly PMP Limited, is the largest commercial printer in Australia and New Zealand, providing a wide range of integrated pre-media, digit...
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Ovato

 Table: Ovato - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Printing industry is characterised by high capital intensity. In 2018-19, the industry is expected to spend an estimated $2.84 on wages for every doll...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Printing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Printing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

DIGITAL PRINTING

HEAT-SET WEB PRINTING

OFFSET PRINTING

REPROGRAPHIC

WEB-FED PRESS

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
    Historical and Forecast Growth
  • Industry Market Size
    Industry Market Size
  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
    Industry Trends
  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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