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The revolutionary transformation of the printing market in South Africa

the South African Printing Industry Association (pifsa) recently commissioned BMI foodpack, a well-known local packaging and food research company, to conduct a comprehensive survey of the printing industry in South Africa. This is the first survey conducted in South Africa in recent years, and also lays the foundation for the follow-up investigation and research of the South African Printing Industry Association. Next, let's analyze the results of this survey

the manufacturing tolerances of molds without dimensional tolerances are all based on the tolerance of serial number 1. The main trend is the same as that of other markets in the world. The printing market in South Africa has also recently... Put the samples in the two fixtures of the experimental machine, and there has been an upsurge of enterprise mergers and acquisitions in the past decade. The printing turnover continued to rise, while the number of printing enterprises decreased significantly. In addition, the number of printing employees has also decreased to half that of 15 years ago. This is the inevitable result of the continuous rise in productivity and competitiveness of the printing industry in South Africa. Both the newspaper industry and the packaging industry have shown a positive trend of growth year by year

although people have realized the importance of environmental issues, so far, the printing industry in South Africa has not accurately measured its carbon footprint or the overall impact of the industry on the environment. Fortunately, the packaging industry has become a target of the government's legislation, and retailers are also prohibited from providing free plastic shopping bags to consumers. As a result, a large number of paper, glass and aluminum cans will be recycled

in 2007, the South African printing industry association successfully asked the government to cancel the tariffs imposed on imported paper and paperboard. Unfortunately, the local paper manufacturers' Association has appealed and asked the government to restore these taxes in order to protect the domestic raw material manufacturers. In addition, the import parity measures adopted by South Africa will also have an impact on the supply of raw materials such as paper, paperboard, polyethylene, polyester (affecting the soft packaging industry), aluminum (printing plate) and steel


according to the evaluation in 2007, South Africa currently has nearly 45000 full-time printing employees (down from 100000 in 1993). The average number of employees in large companies is 338, and the average number of employees in small and medium-sized enterprises is 94 and 21 respectively

although BMI did not investigate the training and development of enterprises, the government training system in name only has made the printing industry suffer a lot in the past few years. The South African printing industry association and the cross media training center have purchased many excellent training materials from pia/gatf in the United States, and organically combined them with the specific market environment in South Africa. Whether from the perspective of theory or practice, the training mechanism of the printing industry in South Africa is undergoing a great change

in addition, the Heidelberg teacher training program also invited many South African lecturers to Heidelberg's Media Institute in Germany to train in the model system

contribute to GDP

in 2007, the member enterprises of the South African printing industry association achieved a total operating income of 45.5 billion rand (South African currency), which is equivalent to 2.5% of South Africa's GDP (gross domestic product), and made the printing industry the sixth largest industry in the country

import and export

at present, the annual export volume of South Africa's printing industry accounts for 4.9% of the total turnover of the industry. The export volume of large and medium-sized enterprises also accounted for 5.4% and 3.4% of their turnover respectively

when analyzing the import of raw materials, we found a very interesting situation. Large companies import about 35% of raw materials, medium-sized companies import 16% of raw materials, while small companies import less than 10% of raw materials (the average import volume is 28.9%). This shows not only the strong purchasing power of large companies, but also the dependence of small companies on domestic raw material manufacturers

the proportion of raw materials in the product sales price

throughout the printing industry, the proportion of raw material costs in the product sales price of large, medium and small printing enterprises is 41.2%, 26.8% and 43% respectively

equipment utilization rate

in South Africa, 75% of small printing plants only work 8 hours or less a day; On the contrary, nearly 79% of large printing plants work 17 to 24 hours a day. Most large and medium-sized enterprises and more than half of small enterprises have used part-time workers, although they only do so under special circumstances (less than five times a year)

2008 forecast

with the development of ecological tourism and the approaching of the 2010 World Cup, the printing industry in South Africa will face unprecedented development opportunities in the next two years. The types of consumer magazines will increase, but the number of readers will not change much. In addition, many international magazines have launched South African editions (such as OK, Elle, etc.)

with the increase of exports from China and other low-cost producing countries to South Africa, the country's packaging industry has been seriously affected. In the future, this trend will continue, but the development speed will slow down. In addition, due to the influx of a large number of Chinese immigrants, Chinese banks have also set their sights on South Africa

in addition to fast-moving consumer goods, a large number of imports of packaged candy and food have also increased the survival pressure of packaging plants in South Africa. Many well-known food and beverage companies around the world used to package their products in South Africa, but now, as they gradually shift their production centers to low-cost countries, there are fewer and fewer consumer goods packaged in South Africa

digital printing still focuses on short edition printing, but it seems to be a little weak for variable data printing with high added value. The problems mainly lie in the quality of the database and the thinking set of some digital printing plants. As long as these difficulties can be overcome, printing and packaging plants in South Africa can usher in more development opportunities

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