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. Over 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 Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of the Printing industry largely follows the spread of the national population. The four regions with the highest concentrations of industry establishments are also the four most populous regions of the United States. In 2016, the Southeast is expected to account for 22.4% of industry establishments, followed by the Great Lakes (17.5%), West (16.8%) and Mid-Atlantic (15.9%). Commercial printers serve a variety of markets, and most are small businesses that focus on local customers. Most businesses across the economy require basic printing services, and industry operators therefore tend to locate close to population centers, where business activity is highest.
However, the industry's geographic spread differs slightly by segment... purchase to read more