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Printing in Canada: Market Research Report

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Printing in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 32311CA | Mar 2017

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

IBISWorld’s Printing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Printing industry has endured 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. Additionally, digital printing has emerged as the industry's fastest-growing segment. Seeking greater customization and more specific consumer targeting, industry clients have demanded print jobs in smaller quantities. Over the next five years, offshoring trends and Canadian consumers' shift to digital media will continue to constrain industry demand. Exports are also expected to fall as the dollar rebounds and US print demand drops... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The distribution of printers is heavily concentrated in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia. Together, these provinces account for more than 80.0% of commercial printers. The distribution of commercial printers trends in line with the distribution of paper mills and the industry's key downstream clients in publishing, retail and advertising industries.


Ontario accounts for 46.2% of printers in Canada, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. This marks a slight decline compared with 2012, largely because of consolidation due to the high level of competition in the province. Given that Ontario is a key paper-manufacturing sector, industry operators choose to be located near this key source of inputs. Furthermore, the province has 41.4% o.. 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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