Smithers Pira reports that digital printing accounts for 16.2% of the global print market value and 2.9% of the volume.
Sean Smyth, Smithers Pira04.13.17
In 2017, digital printing accounts for 16.2% of the global print market value and 2.9% of the volume. This is up from 2.1% of the volume in 2012, and the transition is accelerating to 3.9% of volume by 2022, according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira.
The Future of Digital vs Offset Printing to 2022 forecasts that:
• Digital (toner and inkjet) process will see the fastest growth across 2017-2022.
• The previously dominant offset litho will decline in terms of value.
• Flexography in packaging will have a moderate expansion.
In 2017, litho still dominates the world print landscape in terms of the number of pages printed; and by 2022, it will still account for more than 70% of the world print output, but much litho print is relatively low-value publication printing – such as newspapers, magazines and directories; which are falling – while the most lucrative opportunities lie in value-adding work using digital print.
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