Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry's growth has been stagnating, particularly in developed markets, where digital media is increasingly replacing print form. The global recession also reduced consumer spending and advertising budgets, which ultimately led to a drop in commercial printing. However, growth in developing markets has somewhat mitigated the industry's revenue declines and industry revenue is forecast to grow in the five years to 2018... read more
Companies in the Global Commercial Printing industry print on various objects such as apparel and textile products, paper, metal, glass, plastics and other materials. Operators also provide prepress and postpress services such as platemaking, typesetting and bookbinding services. Major end products in this industry include magazines, books, direct mail, catalogs, brochures, signs, labels and other business forms.
During the past five years, commercial printers have faced increasing competition from digital media content. As digital media increasingly replaces traditional media, and the number of broadband and mobile media connections climb around the world, revenue is expected to rise just 0.3% in 2013... read more