Printed materials are increasingly being replaced by digital alternatives such as online media and electronic books, as the printed word proves comparatively slow to produce and costly to distribute. Consumers and businesses are gradually moving towards trading and conducting business online. This is negatively affecting demand for printed materials from retailers, manufacturers, publishers and service providers. Revenue is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 3.6% over the five years through 2015-16, despite the period starting from a low base after a significant revenue drop of 17.8% in 2009-10.
Companies in this industry print books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, labels and tags, posters, diaries, calendars, maps, stamps, security papers, cheques, banknotes and other products. This industry excludes the printing of newspapers and periodicals that appear at least four times a week.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.