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The Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Stable economic growth and a projected increase in corporate profit and spending will buoy demand
  • A widening trade gap has hindered industry revenue growth
  • An improving economy will boost demand for service industries that use this industry’s products

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    In the five years to 2016, this diverse industry has experienced a moderate contraction, and revenue performance has varied by product segment. For example, sales for some industry products, such as photocopiers and other office machinery, have suffered due to a decades-long shift towards a paperless work environment. While overall industry revenue has suffered over the period, it is expected to increase marginally in the five years to 2021...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Copier and Optical Manufacturing industry has a moderate degree of capital intensity. Year over year, companies in the industry, spend more on wages than investments in capital equipment. IBISWorld estimates for every dollar in wages, $0.18 is spent on capital.

    However, in the past five years, investments in capital machinery and equipment have increased, as industry operators have employed labor saving technologies in an effort to reduce costs and salvage profit margins in the face of growing competition from manufacturing facilities overseas.


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    Additional Insights for the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Establishment of brand names
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Corporate profit and Aggregate private investment in the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry mainly manufactures commercial cooking equipment, floor-cleaning machines (excluding residential vacuums), electronic teaching machines and automotive maintenance equipment (excluding hand tools). Operators also manufacture parts for service-industry equipment; optical instruments and lenses; copiers and office machinery (excluding printers); photographic equipment (excluding digital); automatic vending machines; and commercial laundry and dry-cleaning equipment.

    Industry Products
    Other commercial machinery
    Optical instruments and lenses
    Photographic and photocopying equipment
    Office machinery
    Automatic vending machine
    Commercial laundry and dry-cleaning equipment
    Commercial cooking and food-warming equipment
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing other commercial and service-industry equipment, including commercial-type cooking equipment
    Manufacturing industrial floor cleaners and electronic teaching machines
    Manufacturing automotive maintenance equipment (excluding hand tools)
    Manufacturing optical instruments and lenses, including sighting, tracking and fire-control equipment
    Manufacturing office machinery and related parts and attachments
    Manufacturing photographic and photocopying machinery, including projectors and cameras
    Manufacturing automatic vending machines
    Manufacturing commercial laundry and dry-cleaning machinery

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Corporate profit
  • Aggregate private investment
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from wholesale trade
  • World price of steel

  • Current Performance
  • International trade
  • Profit declines
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand for industry products picks up
  • Demand to vary by segment
  • Trade trends and consolidation
  • Table: Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Camera & Film Wholesaling
  • Copier & Office Equipment Wholesaling
  • Vending Machine Operators
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Janitorial Services
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Laundromats

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Manufacturing
  • Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers

  • Products & Services
  • Other commercial machinery
  • Optical instruments and lenses
  • Commercial cooking and food-warming equipment
  • Photographic and photocopying equipment
  • Office machinery
  • Commercial laundry and dry-cleaning equipment
  • Automatic vending machine
  • Chart: Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Private business investment
  • International trade
  • Seasonality

  • Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Direct sales to restaurants, foodservice and retail establishments
  • Direct sales to hospitality establishments and other businesses
  • Direct sales to education, healthcare and institutional markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Aggregate Private Investment (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Mergers And Acquisitions
  • The buying, selling and combining of companies.
  • Offshoring
  • The relocation of company resources, typically manufacturing operations, to locations that feature lower operating costs, usually due to reduced regulations, lower wages and supply chain efficiencies.
  • Research And Development
  • Creative work undertaken by a company to increase the stock of knowledge, which can then be applied to developing a new product or improving an existing one.
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    The Copier & Optical Machinery Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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