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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

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
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

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The barriers to entering the Printing industry are relatively low, which is demonstrated by the large number of establishments in the industry. However, the industry suffers from overcapacity because there is not a high enough level of demand to satisfy all operators. Prospective entrants may struggle to succeed due to the high level of competition in the industry.

The barriers to entry vary in each of the industry’s product segments and are higher for more capital-intensive products. For example, the printing of money involves a high level of capital investment because expensive equipment is needed to form the security component of a note, which is made of fluorescent, magnetic, metallic and micro print elements. Alt.. 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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