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