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Printing in the US: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | NAICS 32311 | Dec 2015

Out of ink: Digital media alternatives and low demand 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$83bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.1%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
455,966
Businesses
47,141
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry's struggles have continued over the past five years as digital products and services have increasingly displaced traditional printed materials. Printers were historically central to both publishing and advertising, however over the past two decades, rapid technological change has upended both markets and sent the industry into structural decline. During the next five years, the industry will continue to struggle as digital media replaces traditional paper products. Meanwhile, profit margins are expected to slightly increase, mainly due to a drop in labor expenses as a result of industry consolidation... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Printing industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2020, the industry's contribution to the overall economy, measured by industry value added, is expected to decline at an average annual rate of 0.5%, largely due to the increasing presence of digital media. For comparison, over the same period, US GDP is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.2%, indicating that the industry is contracting in comparison to the rest of the US economy.

In the 10 years to 2020, the number of enterprises operating in this industry is anticipated to fall at an average annual rate of 1.4% to 44,632, continuing the industry's long-term consolidation trend... 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 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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