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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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry displays a low market share concentration, with the four largest companies estimated to account for less than 20% of total revenue in 2016-17. According to the ABS, only 13 companies employed more than 200 staff and only 11.3% of enterprises generated more than $2.0 million in revenue in 2014-15. This is indicative of a highly fragmented industry, which is inundated with a large number of small-scale, independent firms.

Industry concentration tends to vary depending on the range of services that printers provide. Printing service segments that require complex, expensive equipment and large-scale factories are typically more concentrated... 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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