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Printing in the US: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | NAICS 32311 | Dec 2014

Out of ink: Digital media alternatives and low demand will continue to threaten industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Printing 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$80bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-1.7%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
445,685
Businesses
49,033
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry, which includes large commercial printers and local print shops, endured a variety of challenges over the past five years. Consumers are increasingly favoring digital alternatives to printed materials, such as online media. Decreasing sales volumes and the application of downward pressure on unit selling prices have also hampered industry profit during the past five years. Printing requires substantial capital investment in new technology to remain competitive in times of excess capacity. Due to the relatively low amount of customer orders, overcapacity has contributed to the long-term trend of industry consolidation... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Establishment locations are primarily distributed according to the national population. Larger establishments tend to operate in specific segments and are generally spread less evenly across the nation. The number of employees per establishment tends to be highest in book printing; blank book and loose-leaf binders; and manifold business form printing. In these segments, the major employing states are Pennsylvania, New York and Texas.

The regions accounting for the largest share of industry establishments are the Southeast and the Great Lakes. The regions represent 22.4% and 17.6% of industry establishments, respectively. While the Southeast has more establishments than any other region, its share is proportional to the region's population... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Printing Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily print on paper, textile products, metal, glass, plastic and other materials, excluding fabric. Industry operators engage a variety of printing processes including lithographic, gravure, screen, flexographic, digital and letterpress. This industry does not include publishers that also perform printing, nor does it comprise companies that perform prepress or postpress services without traditional printing.

Industry Products
Commercial lithographic printingCommercial flexographic printingCommercial screen printingQuick printingDigital printingOther printingBook printingCommercial gravure printing
 
Industry Activities
Commercial lithographic printingCommercial gravure printingCommercial flexographic printingCommercial screen printingQuick printingDigital printingManifold business forms printingBook printingBlank book, loose-leaf binders and devices


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