Printing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Printing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 32311CA | Mar 2016

Fine print: Industry revenue will fall as digital media increasingly replaces paper publications

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry has faced several challenges over the past five years, the most significant of which has been rising competition from digital media. As readers and ad dollars have moved online, publishers and advertisers alike have reduced their investments in traditional print products. Meanwhile, advances in workflow software and online communication have facilitated easier offshoring of work. Over the next five years, offshoring trends and Canadian consumers' shift to digital media will continue to constrain demand for the Printing industry. Exports, which surged in 2014 and 2015 due to a weak dollar and helped temper the industry's decline, are also expected to fall over the next five years as the dollar rebounds and US print demand drops... purchase to read more

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Overall, the Printing industry has medium barriers to entry. There is a large number of small companies in this industry and a low level of market share concentration, given that the top four companies in the industry account for less than 25.0% of revenue. The industry has a relatively low level of industry regulation; in general, printing companies face the same environmental regulations that apply to the majority of Canadian manufacturers.

Barriers to entry, however, vary by industry segment and are relatively higher in the more capital-intensive segments. One of the most significant barriers to entry is capital investment in either offset or digital printing presses... purchase to read more


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What is the Printing Industry?

This industry includes companies that primarily provide commercial printing services including lithographic, gravure, flexographic, letterpress and digital printing services. Printers also provide screen printing on stationery, labels, apparel and textile products. This industry also includes companies that print and bind books and pamphlets without publishing.

Industry Products
LithographicFlexographicDigitalBusiness formsBooksScreen printingGravure
Industry Activities
Commercial screen printingQuick printingDigital printingManifold business forms printingGravure printingMagazines and periodicals printing (without publishing)Newspaper printing (without publishing)Offset printingBook printing (without publishing)Lithographic printing

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