The industry's products are becoming increasingly obsolete in light of digital media formats and an ever-growing selection of online streaming options. Weakening demand has led many industry operators to stop production entirely or cut costs through consolidation and offshoring. Nevertheless, hope still lies in the growing popularity of 3D movies, which require discs due to the large file sizes involved.
This industry manufactures and mass-replicates optical and magnetic media, including audio and video tapes, diskettes and optical discs, compact discs (CDs), digital versatile discs (DVDs), and Blu-ray discs. Businesses in this industry replicate prerecorded media, blank media and software. This industry excludes circuit board-based storage technologies, such as MP3 players, flash drives, hard disks and portable hard disk drives.
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.