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Printing in the US: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | NAICS 32311 | Apr 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$83bn
Annual Growth 11-16
-0.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
448,665
Businesses
48,930
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

 


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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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