Out of print: Revenue declines as downstream markets increasingly switch to in-house printing

The Printing industry has endured challenging conditions over the past five years. Industry operators have faced intensifying competition from online alternatives over this period, as downstream markets have shifted towards digital media platforms. Competition from firms that operate their own in-house printing facilities and equipment has also risen over the past five years. Technological advancements have made printing machinery more affordable and accessible for downstream markets. As a result, downstream firms have been increasingly relying on in-house printing facilities, rather than industry printing services. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 3.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $1.4 billion. This includes a forecast decline of 1.9%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • External competition from firms that operate their own in-house printing facilities has risen
  • Price pressures and an increase in the price of inputs have reduced industry profitability
  • Falling activity in downstream publishing firms is likely to reduce demand for the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Printing industry has moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.17 is invested in capital. The industry’s labour costs are high compared with other manufacturing industries. Many operations in the industry require high labour input. Labour is required for monitoring machine operations and printing quality, and maintaining, repairing and cleaning machines.Significant capital investment is also required in the printing process. Major depreciable assets used by the industry include printing machines, cutting equipment, printing presses, binding machines, computers and software. Declining industry revenue has forced many players to become more efficient, which has increased the importance of capital expenditure over the past five years...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Printing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Printing are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Prompt delivery to market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from publishing (except internet and music publishing) and Internet connections in the Printing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Printing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry companies are primarily engaged in printing and reprographic services. Printing methods may include off-set lithographic, reprographic, digital, relief and screen printing. Firms may print onto a variety of materials, including paper, plastic and metal. The industry also includes companies that are mainly engaged in screen printing on wearing apparel.

    Industry Products
  • Advertising trade materials
  • Other printed materials
  • Packaging, labels and other manufacturing materials
  • Industry Activities
  • Digital printing
  • Off-set lithographic printing
  • Photocopying services
  • Relief, letterpress and flexographic printing
  • Screen printing
  • Commercial printing
  • Magazine printing
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from publishing (except internet and music publishing)
  • Internet connections
  • Number of businesses
  • Demand from retail trade

  • Current Performance
  • Profit and employment
  • Downstream markets
  • International trade
  • Technology
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profitability and international trade
  • Demand from downstream markets
  • Effects of technological advancements
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Printing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Printing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Newspaper Publishing in New Zealand
  • Department Stores in New Zealand
  • Magazine and Book Publishing in New Zealand
  • Consumers in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Paper Product Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Advertising trade materials
  • Packaging, labels and other manufacturing materials
  • Other printed materials
  • Chart: Printing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers, manufacturers and retailers
  • Other businesses
  • Government and other institutions
  • Households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Printing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Printing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Printing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    BSP Holdings Limited, PMP (NZ) Limited,
  • Table: BSP Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: PMP (NZ) Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Printing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Printing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Digital Printing
  • A printing technique that transfers a document on a personal computer or other digital storage device onto a printing surface.
  • Offset Printing
  • A printing technique that transfers an inked image from a plate to a rubber blanket, then onto a printing surface.
  • Print Management
  • A service that allows clients to manage printing jobs from design to finish.
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