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Printing in the US: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | NAICS 32311 | Aug 2014

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

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$82bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-1.4%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
455,575
Businesses
48,455
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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Printing industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. Over the 10 years to 2019, the industry's contribution to the overall economy, measured by industry value added, is expected to decline at an average annual rate of 2.1%, largely due to the increasing presence of digital media. On the other hand, GDP is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 2.5% over the same period, indicating that the industry is accounting for a smaller share of the US economy.

In the ten years to 2019, the number of firms operating in this industry is anticipated to fall at an average annual rate of 1.6% to 44,646 continuing the industry's long-term consolidation trend. Consolidation among larger firms, which tend to operate in the long print-run markets, has been significant... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Printing Industry?

Companies in this industry are primarily engaged in printing on paper, textile products, metal, glass, plastic and other materials, with the exception of 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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