Doomed by digital: Demand is slowing as consumers switch to streaming services

The Recordable Media Manufacturing industry includes the manufacturing of optical and magnetic media, such as CDs and DVDs, as well as the replication of software, audio, video or other data. The industry has declined over the past five years as its products are becoming increasingly obsolete in light of digital media formats and an ever-growing selection of online streaming options. In place of buying CDs or DVDs, consumers are now downloading or streaming entertainment and software. Technological advancements and the increase in the percentage of services conducted online have caused major declines for the industry as consumers opt to stream media over the internet...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-3.9%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
12,464
Businesses
469
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Technological advancements and the increase in the percentage of services conducted online have caused major industry declines
  • On-demand content is robbing market share from the industry
  • Blu-ray will overtake DVDs, but the switch to web content will overshadow this progress
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Recordable Media Manufacturing industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every $1.00 industry operators spend on labor, $0.05 is spent on capital investment. Although capital investments are high for startup companies in the industry, maintaining facilities does not require nearly as much. The majority of capital resources are required to design, develop and manufacture products; consequently, skilled labor is very important for research and development. This is largely due to the fact that media products have become increasingly complex to engineer. Manufacturers are producing the industry's most innovative products in the United States, while offshoring more simple production to cut costs...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having links with suppliers
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Percentage of services conducted online and Per capita disposable income in the Recordable Media Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry encapsulates enterprises that manufacture optical and magnetic media. These include blank audio tapes, video tapes, diskettes, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs) and Blu-ray discs. Companies in this industry also mass duplicate audio, video, software and other data on magnetic, optical or similar media. This industry excludes circuit board-based storage technologies, such as MP3 players, flash drives, hard disks and portable hard disk drives.

    Industry Products
  • Software reproduction
  • Full-length audio discs, records, and compact discs (CD)
  • Full-length cassette tape reproduction
  • Video media reproduction
  • Other media reproduction
  • Optical disks and the manufacturing of other recording media
  • Industry Activities
  • Blank optical and magnetic media
  • Mass-reproducing software
  • Mass-reproducing game cartridge software
  • Mass-reproducing cassette tapes and compact discs
  • Mass-reproducing optical discs
  • Phonograph record
  • Mass-reproducing videotapes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of mobile internet connections
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Physical demand weakens
  • Alternative content access and delivery
  • Offshore and trade
  • Product development
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Substitution demand
  • Structure
  • Another dimension
  • Table: Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Electronics Stores
  • Software Publishing
  • Movie & Video Distribution
  • Music Publishing
  • Video Game Software Publishing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Products Miscellaneous Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other media reproduction
  • Software reproduction
  • Video media reproduction
  • Optical disks and the manufacturing of other recording media
  • Full-length audio discs, records, and compact discs (CD)
  • Other
  • Full-length cassette tape reproduction
  • Chart: Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • Software production
  • Film studios
  • Music studios
  • Exports
  • Retail
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Recordable Media Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Technicolor SA,
  • Table: Technicolor SA - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Recordable Media Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Percentage of services conducted online (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Blu-Ray
  • An optical disc storage medium designed to supersede the standard DVD format because of its higher capacity.
  • Cd (Compact Disc)
  • A digital optical disc for data/audio storage. Formats include CD-ROM(read only memory), CD-R and CD-RW
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web-based processing that provides resources, software and information to computers and other devices on demand over the internet.
  • Dvd (Digital Versatlie/Video Disc)
  • A high-density optical disc for storing large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-visual material. Formats include DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM
  • High Definition Television (Hdtv)
  • Digitally broadcast video with resolution substantially higher than traditional TV systems; HD has about 2 million pixels per frame, roughly five times that of standard TV.
  • Offshoring
  • The relocation of a company's business process, such as manufacturing or accounting, from one country to another, whether the work is outsourced or stays within the company.
  • Open Source
  • A licensing system that makes software source code available to the public to use, or develop further, at no charge.
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