The InfoTrends Report, U.S. Printing, Publishing and Packaging Market Size and Outlook, provides a comprehensive overview of the revenues and number of establishments in printing, publishing and packaging markets in the U.S. The report contains InfoTrends' estimates for the value of shipments from 2013-2018 and for the number of establishments by company size from 2008-2013.
InfoTrend has found that overall revenues in the printing industry continue to decline, that establishment consolidation continues despite a growing economy, and that both of these trends are expected to continue in the future. From 2007-2012, the revenues of commercial printers declined by 19 percent. During the economic recovery period of 2010-2013, printing industry revenues declined by 2 percent each year, and GDP grew by 2 percent each year. The number of establishments is declining due to consolidation caused by merger and acquisition activity, as well as plant closures and small print service providers that are exiting the market altogether either by closing their doors or through acquisition.
On the publishing side, InfoTrends has found that book publishers are outperforming newspaper and magazine publishers. As more content is being made available on digital platforms, book publishers have been more successful than newspaper and magazine publishers at monetizing electronic editions of their content. However, newspaper publishers have implemented paywalls with some success.
In the packaging market, demand growth is primarily driven by economic and population growth. In developing countries, demand for paper-based packaging is growing at a faster rate than population, but the U.S. has a mature paper-based packaging market. InfoTrends does not believe that packaging is as susceptible to declining print volumes as other markets, and that it will continue to drive growth in this segment for the foreseeable future.
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