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Digital print for packaging market to 2022 – strong growth led by corrugated inkjet

Digital print for packaging is worth $13.2 billion in 2017, and will climb to $23.2 billion in 2022, according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira. As such it represents a key growth area for the print industry, as well as opening new market opportunities for packaging converters and their brand customers.

Anti-counterfeiting, brand protection and security packaging market to reach $3.6 billion in 2022

Diverse ongoing threats, new regulatory requirements for life critical products, and technical evolution will fuel market growth for anti- counterfeiting packaging technologies across the next five years, according to exclusive new data from Smithers Pira.

Its new report, The Future of Ant-counterfeiting, Brand Protection and Security Packaging to 2022, Smithers’ forecasts this global market will grow during the period 2017–2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3%, to reach $3.6 billion in 2022.


World cotton production is forecast to grow by one per cent in 2017-18. Global consumption may recover by one per cent as cotton prices decrease. Cotton production in India is projected to grow by two per cent. World cotton mill use is expected to remain unchanged due largely to weak global economic growth and competition from polyester.

Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Grew 0.6% Year Over Year to More Than 26 Million Units Shipped in the Fourth Quarter of 2016, According to IDC

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market increased 0.6% year over year to 26.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2016 (4Q16), according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The growth was driven by a solid performance in the inkjet and laser markets, which grew 0.6% and 1.6% year over year, respectively. Shipment value also increased to more than $14 billion in the quarter.

Communication technology drives changes in the $16.3 billion print equipment market, according to Smithers Pira

The changes in communication technology, from mobile phones to social media developments, has had a fundamental impact on how people consumed Information and content from 2011 to 2016. As their preferences shifted toward digital, the use of printed materials in publication and commercial print applications declined, affecting the level and pattern of demand for print machinery.

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