Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The $8.6-billion Printing industry has faced significant challenges over the past five years, largely stemming from increased competition from digital media. From 2007 to 2012, industry revenue is estimated to decrease at an average annual rate of 6.8%. The industry has experienced significant setbacks due to declining demand from print advertising in newspapers and magazines, a trend which was exacerbated by the recession due to lower circulation levels. Furthermore, printed business forms, financial documents and annual reports have been facing similar competition from online mediums. Meanwhile, declining exports due to the appreciation of the Canadian dollar and lower demand from the US market, Canada's largest trading partner, have compounded these losses... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of printers is heavily concentrated in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia provinces. Together, these provinces account for over 80.0% of commercial printers. The distribution of commercial printers trends in line with the distribution of paper mills and the industry' key downstream clients in publishing, retail and advertising industries. Over the past five years, both British Columbia and Manitoba have increased their share of the market slightly, while printers have consolidated their share of printing facilities in Ontario and Alberta.
Ontario accounts for 45.6% of printers in Canada, according to the latest 2012 data from Canadian Business Patterns... purchase to read more