Electronic Displacement of Print: Impact on Paper Industry

eBook examining the digital technologies that are broadly impacting the publishing industry, including the impact on paper consumption.

Product detail
Product type: Books
Date of publication: 30 Nov 2010
Product format: Online
Number of pages: 65

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This e-book is Smithers Pira's most comprehensive and up-to-date examination of how digital technologies will impact paper consumption on a worldwide basis to 2020. While paper use declines in developed countries, growth continues in emerging economies. But so too does the adoption of digital technologies. The two forces pull in opposite directions. Electronic Displacement of Print separates these disparate trends in seeking final market figures.


Executive summary

The dynamic media landscape

  • Consumer demographics
  • Advertising trends
  • Social media
  • Rapid growth of environmental concerns about paper usage
  • Changing nature of corporate communications

Fundamental enabling and disruptive technologies

  • Enabling technologies
  • Publishing technologies/systems
  • Multimedia technologies
  • Electronic devices
  • Display technologies
  • Traditional electronic media

How print is fighting back

  • Print technologies
  • Business processes

Electronic devices and publishing

  • The landscape of mobile computing
  • The key technologies and product categories in mobile computing
  • Short-term trends
  • An examination of projections of paper displacement related directly to each class of technology

Impact on paper: outlook to 2020

  • Advertising (including direct mail and signage)
  • Books, including textbooks
  • Business forms
  • Catalogues
  • Commercial printing
  • Directories
  • Labels
  • Legal, financial documents
  • Magazines
  • Manuals and technical document
  • Newspapers
  • Office stationery
  • Packaging
  • Security printing

Tables and Figures

  • PaperCom press release, 1999
  • Key industry metrics
  • PWC 2009 Global Top 100: ROCE by region
  • Global demand for paper and lumber (%)
  • World population (in billions): 1950-2050
  • Amazon.com personalised marketing
  • Personalised print jobs (%)
  • World internet penetration rates by geographic region, 2009 (%)
  • Internet users in the world by geographic regions, 2009 (millions of users)
  • Year-end 2009 estimates for monthly internet traffic (GB per capita)
  • Percent of households with computers and internet connections, selected years, 1997-2009 (%)
  • Broadband penetration per country - OECD 2009 (subscribers per 100 inhabitants)
  • Main reason given for no internet use at any location, 2009 (%)
  • Top search engine - volume (US)
  • Top search engine - volume (UK)
  • Google's revenue by geographic region
  • Top five browsers from 2009 to 2010
  • Google search prediction
  • The eight fundamental elements of cloud computing
  • Mobile subscribers, 2005, 2010 (% of world total)
  • Worldwide smartphone sales to end-users by operating system in 1Q10 (thousands of units)
  • US netbook growth accelerated YTD, July 2009-April 2010 (%)
  • The Amazon Kindle e-reader
  • Shift in device ownership of e-book buyers, January-April 2020 (%)
  • E-book sales through Q4, 2007 ($)
  • E-books ($) net as a % of overall sales, 2006-10
  • 2010 e-book reader product comparisons
  • The Apple iPad
  • The iPad effect on other devices
  • Industries and influences
  • Evolution of reading
  • World demand growth shows decreasing importance of North America, 2000-06 (million tones)
  • The changing US print economy, 1985-2003
  • US print market index and percent change
  • Print's great recession: changes 2008-2009
  • Relative change: print and economy 2008-20
  • Lithography and digital printing services, 1998-2010 (%)
  • Demographic profile of US adult consumers by average time spent per day with major media, January 2008 (minutes)
  • Social networking use continues to grow among older users, September 2005-May 2010 (%)
  • Magazines vs the internet: hours spent per month, 1999-2003
  • US daily and Sunday newspapers growth in annual circulation volume (%)
  • Trend in regular use of various news media in key groups
  • Circulation and readership trends (millions)
  • Publishers' unit sales, 2000-04
  • Publishers' unit sales in North America, 2003-08
  • Nearly every segment of the industry has experienced a decline in revenues (Jan-Sep 2009 sales compared with same period the previous year, percentage change)
  • Media consumptions hours lost/gained, 1994-99, 2002 (%)
  • Broadcast news vs online news (%)
  • Media consumption habits, ages 16-24 (% and hours)
  • Changes in media use, 2004-09 (hours)
  • Top-10 sectors by share of US internet time
  • Social media landscape