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Printing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Printing Market Research Report | SIC C18.120 | Feb 2017

Scrap paper: Demand declined as consumers and businesses move towards trading online

The Printing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
De La Rue plc De La Rue plc market share
St Ives plc St Ives plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Digital alternatives to printed materials such as e-books grew rapidly at the start of the five-year period through 2016-17. The rapid growth in e-books is expected to have slowed in latter part of the five-year period as consumer interest in printed books was renewed. Despite this, overall demand for printed materials from retailers, manufacturers, publishers and service providers has fallen over the past five years as consumers and businesses gradually moved towards trading online. Additionally, many downstream businesses were limiting their spending at the start of the period. As a result, revenue is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 0.7% over the five years through 2016-17... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Overall, industry operators are roughly distributed in line with the spread of the population. Each region’s level of economic activity, proximity to suppliers and historical factors also influence the locations of industry establishments.

London and the South East

The South East and London account for the largest proportion of industry establishments and are expected to be home to 16.2% and 15.5% of establishments respectively. These two regions are the most populous in the United Kingdom and have by far the highest levels of economic activity. London is also home to many of the industry’s key downstream markets, as a large proportion of advertising agencies and book publishers are based in the area. Ope.. purchase to read more


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What is the Printing Industry?

Companies in this industry print books, magazines, annual reports, brochures, labels and tags, posters, diaries, calendars, maps, stamps, security papers, cheques, banknotes and other products. This industry excludes the printing of newspapers and periodicals that appear four or more times a week.

Industry Products
Trade advertising material and cataloguesNewspapers, magazines, journals and periodicalsBooks, brochures and leafletsSecurity printingPrinting on non-paper materialsPaper packaging, inserts, and tickets
Industry Activities
Printing trade advertising material and catalogues Printing books, brochures and leaflets Printing newspapers, magazines, journals and periodicalsPrinting on non-paper materialsSecurity printingPrinting maps and atlases

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