The Future of European Printing to 2023

Europe has an established place as a fulcrum for technical innovation in print and one of the most important regional markets for printed products.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 03 Dec 2018
Product format: Digital, Hard Copy
  •  Following a decade of decline, positive growth at 0.3% will drive a market worth €158 billion in 2018 to €160 billion in 2023. Across the same period output will decline slightly from the 12.6 billion A4 sheets equivalent printed in 2018. This is symptomatic of the realignment in the European print industry as printed products and the business models to bring them to market evolve.
  • Smithers Pira’s in-depth forecasts track major trends – like new opportunities in packaging and the capabilities of the next generation of inkjet presses – and minor regional shifts to provide an unparalleled level of detail for market analysis and strategic planning. 
     

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Our exclusive content: 

  • A comprehensive assessment of the print market in Europe across 2013–23  
  • Over 400 data tables and figures delivering an unprecedented level of detail across 27 countries by both volume and value 
  • Critical insight into the consumer and print user requirements that will shape future demand for print in Europe.

What methodology is used?

  • The Future of European Printing to 2023 is based on an in-depth combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research included telephone interviews with industry experts across Europe. In-depth follow-up interviews were then carried out to provide more detail and background on specific responses.
  • Secondary research was based on analysis of Smithers Pira’s comprehensive printing industry database. Additional information was gathered from country printing associations and ink and paper suppliers, as well as various printing contacts throughout Europe.
  • This report provides a unique depth of information and analysis.

What will you discover? 

  • Detailed profiling of the most important trends and drivers and how these will impact 27 major countries in Europe for the five years to 2023 
  • Analysis on the fastest growing end-use applications and valueadding options for the print industry 
  • Individual growth forecasts for equipment sales, installed base, substrate consumption, and demand for inks and other print room consumables in Europe across 2013–23.

Who should buy  this report? 

  • Print equipment manufacturers  
  • Ink formulators and suppliers of other consumables  
  • European print service providers  
  • Paper and substrate supplies 
  • Consultants and analysts.
     

table of contents

Contents 

Executive summary

  • Overview 
  • Print products 
  • Printing processes 
  • Printing equipment 
  • Printing inks 
  • Prepress consumables 
  • Printing substrates 

Introduction and methodology 

  • Introduction 
  • Methodology
  • Scope & definitions
  • Exchange rates 

The European printing industry market drivers 

  • Introduction
  • Industry overview
  • Operating environment
    • ‘Brexit’
  • Media landscape
  • Geographic markets
  • Print products
  • Printing processes
  • Printing equipment
  • Printing inks
  • Prepress consumables
  • Printing substrates 

European print market by print product 2013–23

  • Overview 
  • Books 
  • Magazines 
  • Newspapers
  • Advertising
  • Catalogues
  • Commercial print
  • Directories
  • Security print
  • Transactional print
  • Packaging
  • Labels 

European print market by print process 2013– 23

  • Overview
  • Analogue printing processes
  • Sheetfed offset litho
  • Heatset web offset litho 
  • Coldset web offset litho 
  • Gravure
  • Flexo
  • Screen
  • Letterpress
  • Other analogue printing processes
  • Digital printing processes
  • Electrophotography
  • Inkjet 

European print machinery & equipment markets 2013–23

  • Overview
  • Analogue printing equipment
    • Sheetfed offset litho
    • Heatset web offset litho 
    • Coldset web offset litho 
    • Gravure
    • Flexo
    • Screen
    • Prepress
    • Postpress
  • Digital printing equipment
    • Electrophotography
    • Inkjet 

European printing inks markets 2013–23

  • Overview
  • Analogue printing inks
  • Sheetfed offset litho
  • Heatset web offset litho 
  • Coldset web offset litho
  • Gravure
  • Flexo
  • Screen
  • Letterpress
  • Other analogue printing inks
  • Digital printing inks and toner
  • Electrophotography
  • Inkjet 

European prepress consumables markets 2013–23

  • Overview
  • Lithographic metal plates
  • CtP metal plates
  • Analogue metal plates
  • Lithographic paper & polyester plates
  • Flexo plates 

European printing substrate markets 2013–23

  • Overview
  • Uncoated woodfree
  • Uncoated mechanical
  • Coated woodfree
  • Coated mechanical
  • Newsprint
  • Other paper
  • Board
  • Film
  • Foil
  • Other substrates

European national geographic markets 2013–23

  • Overview
  • Western European
    • Overview
    • Austria 
    • Belgium
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • The Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Spain
    • Sweden 
    • Switzerland
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
  • Eastern European 
    • Overview
    • Bulgaria
    • Czech Republic
    • Hungary
    • Poland
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Slovenia
    • Ukraine 
    • Other Eastern Europe

tables and figures

  • European historic and forecast printing output, 2013–23 (€ billion/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ billion/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing output by print product, 2013–23 (€ billion/% share)
  • European printing output by print product, 2013–23 (trillion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European analogue and digital printing output, 2013–23 (€ billion)
  • European printing output by print process, 2013–23 (€ billion/trillion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing equipment sales by type, 2013–23 (€ billion)
  • European printing ink consumption by process type, 2013–23 (tonnes and € billion)
  • European printing plate consumption by type, 2013–23 (billion m²)
  • European printing substrate sales by type, 2013–23 (million tonnes)
  • Leading European printing companies, 2017
  • European printing output, 2013–23 (€ billion/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing output by region, 2013–23 (€ billion/ billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing output by print product, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European analogue and digital printing output, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing output by print process, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing equipment sales by type, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • European printing ink consumption by process type, 2013–23 (tonnes/€ million)
  • European printing plate consumption by plate type, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • European printing substrate sales by type, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • European printing output by print product, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Books: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Magazines: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Newspapers: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Advertising: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Catalogues: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Commercial print: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints)
  • Directories: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Security print: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Transactional print: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints)
  • Packaging: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Labels: European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • European printing output by print process, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Analogue printing processes: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Sheetfed offset litho: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Heatset web offset litho: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Coldset web offset litho: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Gravure: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Flexo: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Screen: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Letterpress: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Digital printing processes: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Electrophotography: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • Inkjet: European printing output by geographic market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints equivalent)
  • European printing equipment sales by machinery type/national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • European analogue printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Sheetfed offset litho: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Heatset web offset litho: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Coldset web offset litho: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Gravure: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Flexo: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Screen: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Prepress: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Postpress: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • European digital printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Electrophotography: European printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million) 
  • Inkjet: European digital printing equipment sales by national market, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • European printing inks consumption by process type/ national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • European analogue printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Sheetfed offset litho: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Heatset web offset litho: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Coldset web offset litho: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Gravure: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Flexo: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Screen: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Letterpress: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Other analogue printing equipment: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • European digital printing ink/ toner consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Electrophotography: European toner consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • Inkjet: European printing inks consumption by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/ tonnes)
  • European prepress consumable sales by type, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • Lithographic metal plates – European consumption by national market, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • CtP metal plates: European consumption by national market, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • Analogue metal plates: European consumption by national market, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • Lithographic paper & polyester plates: European consumption by national market, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • Flexo plates: European consumption by national market, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • European printing substrate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Uncoated woodfree: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Uncoated mechanical: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Coated woodfree: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Coated mechanical: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Newsprint: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other paper: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Board: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Film: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Foil: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other substrates: European consumption by geographic market, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Europe: Key trends in printing 2013–23
  • European printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • European printing output by product type, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • European analogue and digital printing output trends, 2013–23 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints)
  • European printing output by process type, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Western Europe: key trends in printing 2013–23
  • Western Europe: printing output by national market, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Western Europe: printing output by product type, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Western Europe: analogue and digital printing output trends, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Western Europe: printing output by process type, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Western Europe: printing equipment sales by type, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Western Europe: printing ink consumption by type, 2013–23 (tonnes/€ million)
  • Western Europe: printing plate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • Western Europe: printing substrate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; The Netherlands; Norway; Portugal; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; UK; Other Western Europe
    • Economic and demographic trends, 2013–23
    • Printing output by product type, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints)
    • Printing output by process type, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints)
    • Printing equipment sales by type, 2013–23 (€ million)
    • Printing ink consumption by type, 2013–23 (tonnes/€ million)
    • Printing plate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
    • Printing substrate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Eastern Europe: key trends in printing 2013–23
  • Eastern Europe: printing output by national market/product type, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Eastern Europe: analogue and digital printing output trends, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Eastern Europe: printing output by process type, 2013–23 (€ million/billion A4 prints)
  • Eastern Europe: printing equipment sales by type, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Eastern Europe: printing ink consumption by type, 2013–23 (tonnes/€ million)
  • Eastern Europe: printing plate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 m²) 
  • Eastern Europe: printing substrate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Bulgaria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Slovenia; Ukraine; Other Eastern Europe
  • Economic and demographic trends, 2013–23
  • Printing output by product type, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints) 
  • Printing output by process type, 2013–23 (€ million/ billion A4 prints)
  • Printing equipment sales by type, 2013–23 (€ million)
  • Printing ink consumption by type, 2013–23 (tonnes/€ million)
  • Printing plate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 m²)
  • Printing substrate consumption by type, 2013–23 (‘000 tonnes)
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