Greeting Cards & Other Publishing in the US: Market Research Report

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Greeting Cards & Other Publishing Market Research Report | NAICS 51119 | Jul 2015

Not in the cards: Revenue growth will remain flat as consumers turn to digital alternatives

IBISWorld’s Greeting Cards & Other Publishing 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the proliferation of paperless substitutes has dampened revenue for the Greeting Cards and Other Publishing industry. Many industry products, such as greeting cards, day planners and calendars, have been increasingly rendered obsolete, as more consumers prefer digital calendars via their mobile phones. In the coming years, the industry will struggle to generate revenue due to mounting external competition... purchase to read more

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Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to decline at an annualized rate of 3.8% during the 10 years to 2020. Comparatively, US GDP is anticipated to grow at an average annual rate of 2.5% during the same period. The industry is in the declining life cycle stage, which can be attributed to more consumers and businesses using digital substitutes. For example, greeting cards, calendars and day planners are increasingly being considered obsolete by consumers due to mobile phones offering similar services.

Furthermore, many publishers have contended with mounting competition from digital substitutes, such as e-cards and electronic organizers... purchase to read more


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What is the Greeting Cards & Other Publishing Industry?

This industry comprises publishers that primarily publish greeting cards in print or electronic form. Some companies also publish products such as postcards, calendars, coloring books, yearbooks and more. This industry excludes newspaper, magazine, book, directory, map, atlas, database and music publishers.

Industry Products
Single greeting cardsGreeting cards sold in boxed setsConsumer publishing Business, trade and professional publications
Industry Activities
Greeting card publishingArt print publishingCalendar publishingCatalog (i.e. mail order or store merchandise) publishingClothing pattern publishingColoring book publishingDiary and time scheduler publishingDiscount coupon book publishingPostcard publishingYearbook publishing

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