Photographic Film Processing in Australia - Market Research Report

Photographic Film Processing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -3.2%

The Photographic Film Processing industry's performance has declined over the past five years. Households and businesses are increasingly using their own in-house colour laser and ink jet printers to print photographs, reducing demand for industry services. The widespread adoption of online storage platforms such as Google Photos and Dropbox has further reduced demand for printing services. The industry is expected to decline at an annualised 3.2% over the five years through 2018-19, to reach $316.9 million. Industry profitability has also decreased over the period due to the intensifying competition in a declining market. The slump in the industry's performance has resulted in a sharp decline in industry participation over the period. Industry reven...
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Photographic Film Processing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Photographic Film Processing industry is forecast to continue declining over the next five years as demand for processing and printing services falls further. However, the industry is projected to focus on higher value-added processing markets to generate demand. These value-added services include printing images on different media such as canvas prints and greeting cards, and offering photo-based gifts, such as mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, calendars and jigsaw puzzles. Chemical-based analog film processing will be confined to niche markets, mainly servicing artists and hobbyists. The growing popularity of internet-based image storage and display services is anticipated to continue to erode the market for film processing and printing. Digital ima...
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Photographic Film Processing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $317m
  • business Number of Businesses: 698
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,236

Biggest companies in the Photographic Film Processing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Photographic Film Processing in Australia industry include Eastmon Business Holdings Pty Limited and Wesfarmers Limited.

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What is Photographic Film Processing industry?

Industry Definition

Industry firms provide photofinishing services for processing analog and digital images. This includes processing, altering and printing digital photographs, using kiosks and online processing digital prints. Industry operators also develop analog film, scan images and produce slides.

Industry Products and Services

  • Digital image processing (standard prints)
  • Analog film development and processing
  • High-end photofinishing services
  • Digital image processing (other prints)
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Digital photograph processing
  • Film developing and printing (except motion picture)
  • Photofinishing laboratory operation
  • Photofinishing services
  • Photographic film processing (including slides, prints and enlargements)

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry firms provide photofinishing services for processing analog and digital images. This includes processing, altering and printing digital photographs, using kiosks and online processing digital prints. Industry operators also develop analog film, scan images and produce slides.

Main Activities

  • Digital photograph processing
  • Film developing and printing (except motion picture)
  • Photofinishing laboratory operation
  • Photofinishing services
  • Photographic film processing (including slides, prints and enlargements)

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Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Photographic equipment retailers sell cameras, analog film, camcorders, projectors and other photographic accessories. A fall in demand for photographic e...
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Demand from photographic equipment retailing
Real household discretionary income
Domestic tourist visitor nights
Number of marriages

Current Performance

Response to the digital revolution
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Performance and growth opportunities
 Table: Photographic Film Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

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

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Department Stores in Australia
Photographic Equipment Retailing in Australia
Professional Photographic Services in Australia




Key Selling Industries

Photographic and Optical Goods Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling in Australia





Products & Services

The industry provides a range of photographic processing products and services associated with digital image processing. The industry also provides analog...
Commercial clients
Professional photographers




Demand Determinants

The demand for industry services is principally driven by trends in professional, wedding and commercial photography, along with the demand for processing...
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Major Markets

Commercial clients
Professional photographers





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Photographic Film Processing 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 is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with the industry's four largest players accounting for well below 30.0% of in...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

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

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Photographic Film Processing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Based in Glen Innes, NSW, Eastmon Business Holdings Pty Limited operates in the industry through its subsidiaries Eastmon Digital and Photo Create. Photo ...
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Eastmon Group

 Table: Eastmon Group - financial performance

Wesfarmers

 Table: Wesfarmers - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on labour, an estimated $4.09 is spent on capital costs. Capital inten...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Photographic Film Processing 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 Photographic Film Processing 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

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

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