U.S. regulators recently disclosed documents show that the price of $ 28.72 per share on February 13, News Corp. (NWS) Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch sold 139.6 million shares of News Corp. Class B shares, cash of about $ 40 million . This indicates that the�Guanglian�paper�media printed challenged in the future.
The face of the the the surging international situation and the growing debt crisis in Europe, the countries in the printing industry will be in the new year and write what chapter? Strong impact of digital media, traditional printing companies in turn make the kind of response?
United States: printing companies suffered investment difficult
U.S. printing industry, according to market research firm Ibis World latest survey report shows the current size of the market is $77 billion, and the average annual growth rate of -6.2% in 2007 to 2012, employing 463,904 people, the number of firms 26176.
U.S. printing industry is very competitive, and with the popularity of digital technology and e-commerce, the scope of the traditional printing market is becoming more and more narrow. In addition, due to the rising price of�wrapping�paper, the dealer also had to raise prices in order to maintain a normal profit. Even so, the printing companies or by developing niche markets to find new business opportunities, and the use of advanced technology to improve the work efficiency of the workers.
Overall, the U.S. printing industry access threshold is not high, and there are a lot of small businesses in the industry, and market concentration is not high, four domestic printing enterprises operating income is less than the total income of the U.S. printing industry 20% . Therefore, the influence of the large enterprise market is not large. In addition, the U.S. printing industry, industry regulations, the lack of professional printing companies comply with environmental regulations and other manufacturing industries in the United States are identical.
For enterprises who want to enter the printing industry in the United States, the greatest difficulty is to offset press or digital presses to invest heavily this on their financial strength is a severe test.
Japan: software services rising status
Benefited from the increase in population, rapid economic growth and prosperity of the IT, Japanese printing industry has around 1997 reached a peak, but with the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, by former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio The implementation of the proposed mitigation plan (the carbon dioxide emissions be reduced by 20%) as well as the outbreak of the revolution of the iPad and other electronic equipment, the Japanese printing industry slump again. Although the price of ink and�oven�paper�and printing to shipments in 2009 fell to a record low value, market demand decreased, but the Japanese printing industry still took to pick up the road.
2020, the size of the printing industry in Japan will further shrink more printing tasks to complete, which means that printing companies use less. Although the prospects for commercial and publication printing is not optimistic, but the packaging and specialty label printing is still the ideal choice for printing companies. And the status of software services in the Japanese printing industry will continue to improve.
With a lot of printing companies in the United States gradually transition to marketing service providers, printing companies in Japan also developed the 'solutions provider' direction, of course, between Japan and the United States is still very different culture and marketing 's. However, the adoption of new technologies, to provide a variety of services, and have certain characteristics printing enterprise is bound to occupy a leading position in the future of the printing market.
United Kingdom: to create a comprehensive print service providers
BPIF chief executive Kathy Woodward (KathyWoodward) has said in an interview with the British media, the British printing industry faced in 2013, the biggest opportunity is to show consumers that printed with innovative features and investment rate of return, and the shortage of funds is the biggest bottleneck the British printing companies in the new year encountered.
Woodward printing companies in the UK in order to be more room for growth in the market, and should hit resulting in a comprehensive print service providers to provide customers with printing services cover the entire supply chain, and demonstrate in ROI ability.
Back in 2012, Woodward believes companies should put more effort into how to improve the business and open up the market, rather than doing some pointless attempt.
Australia: the degree of concentration of the industry should be more
Australian printing industry in operating income between 2012 and 2013, approximately over 80 billion U.S. dollars, an average annual growth rate of -5.4%, employing 36,160 people, the number of firms in 5537.
There are more and more Australian consumers are willing to through other media such as the Internet, rather than the print media to obtain information, and a direct result of the recession of the printing industry. Due to slower production of printed materials, and the issue of the high cost of the new media is eating away at the market share of traditional journals and books. In addition, consumers and businesses are increasingly inclined to conduct transactions online, which will have a negative impact on the market demand of printed material.
Thus, between 2012 to 2013, the operating income and the number of employees of the printing industry in Australia will reach $ 8.15 billion, and 36,160 people, and become one of Australia's largest manufacturing sector. 2012 to 2013, the operating income of the of five printing company in Australia will account for 16.8% of the total revenue of the national printing industry, and the degree of concentration of the industry as a whole will be improved.
Australian printing industry is currently dominated by small and medium enterprises, so the relatively low concentration. According to statistics released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in June 2011, the Australian printing industry, employing more than 19 people the company has only 8.2%.
The Australian printing giant PMP heatset web printing market has absolute dominance, after its acquisition in late 2007 era printing plant in Melbourne, the market share has climbed to heatset web printing market in Australia 35%, while the the IPMG printing company in this market share was 20%.
So, both traditional printing powerhouse economically developed Western European countries, in the era of the wave feel the impact of digital media, national printing companies are restructuring through mergers and acquisitions, the introduction of new technologies, develop new products, improve services and develop niche markets to enhance their competitiveness. As to how effective to do so in the end, you also need to give time to answer.