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Ink Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024

The global ink market reached a value of US$ 19.6 Billion in 2018. Ink has been around for centuries and plays a vital role in most aspects of human life. It can be in the form of a liquid or a paste and is primarily produced from materials like solvents, dyes, pigments, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, fluorescents and surfactants. It can be divided into two broad classes – printing and writing inks. Over the past few years, printing ink has witnessed a higher growth in demand as it is utilized for printing books, posters magazines, newspapers, calendars, journals and photographs. According to IMARC Group, the ink market is further projected to reach a value of US$ 23.7 Billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 3.2% during 2019-2024

Global Ink Market Report

The growth in the packaging industry represents the leading growth-inducing factor for the market as ink is widely used in the packaging of various products. Since packaging plays a pivotal role in attracting consumers, product manufacturers are investing in elaborative and unique packing solutions. In addition to this, due to stringent government regulations, it has become mandatory for the manufacturers of cosmetics, personal care products, food and beverages to include details like product price, quantity, ingredients, and date of manufacturing and expiry on the packaging. Moreover, on account of inflating income levels, easy availability of products and growing internet penetration, the e-commerce industry is flourishing at a robust rate, in turn, driving the demand for printing ink. However, with the digitalization of media, there has been a shift from print advertising to electronic channels in recent years. Despite a decline in its market growth, print advertising holds a significant share in the advertising industry as a large part of the consumers still subscribe to periodicals such as journals, newspapers and magazines.

Breakup by Product Type:

  • Lithographic
  • Flexographic
  • Gravure
  • Digital
  • Letterpress
  • Others
     

At present, lithographic ink accounts for the majority of the total market share owing to its affordability and superior quality.

Breakup by Ink Type:

  • Oil Based
  • Solvent Based
  • Water Based
     

Based on ink types, oil-based inks currently dominate the market, holding the biggest share.

Breakup by Application:

  • Label & Packaging
  • Commercial Printing
  • Publications
  • Others
     

On the basis of applications, the label and packaging segment represents the largest application area. This can be accredited to the flourishing e-commerce, and food and beverage industries, especially in developing economies.

Regional Insights:

  • Asia Pacific
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Others


On a geographical front, Asia Pacific enjoys the leading position in the global ink market on account of the growing population and escalating disposable incomes of the consumers.

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the market has been analyzed along with detailed profiles of the major players operating in the ink industry.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global ink market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global ink market?
  • What are the major application segments in the global ink market?
  • What are the major ink types in the global ink market?
  • What are the key product types in the global ink market?
  • What are the price trends of ink?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global ink market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global ink market?
  • What is the structure of the global ink market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global ink market?
  • What are the profit margins in the global ink market?
  • What are the key requirements for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • How are inks manufactured?
  • What are the various unit operations involved in an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What is the total size of land required for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the raw material requirements for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the packaging requirements for ink?
  • What are the transportation requirements for ink?
  • What are the utility requirements for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the manpower requirements for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the infrastructure costs for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the capital costs for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What are the operating costs for setting up an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What will be the income and expenditures for an ink manufacturing plant?
  • What is the time required to break-even?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Ink Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
        5.2.1    Volume Trends
        5.2.2    Value Trends
    5.3    Price Analysis
        5.3.1    Key Price Indicators
        5.3.2    Price Structure
        5.3.3    Margin Analysis
    5.4    Market Breakup by Ink Type
    5.5    Market Breakup by Product Type
    5.6    Market Breakup by Application
    5.7    Market Breakup by Region
    5.8    Market Forecast
    5.9    SWOT Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Strengths
        5.9.3    Weaknesses
        5.9.4    Opportunities
        5.9.5    Threats
    5.10    Value Chain Analysis
        5.10.1    Raw Material Procurement
        5.10.2    Manufacturing
        5.10.3    Marketing
        5.10.4    Distribution
        5.10.5    Exports
        5.10.6    End-Use
    5.11    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        5.11.1    Overview
        5.11.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.11.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.11.4    Degree of Competition
        5.11.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.11.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.12    Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
6    Market Breakup by Product Type
    6.1    Lithographic
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Flexographic
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Gravure
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
    6.4    Digital
        6.4.1    Market Trends
        6.4.2    Market Forecast
    6.5    Letterpress
        6.5.1    Market Trends
        6.5.2    Market Forecast
    6.6    Others        
        6.6.1    Market Trends
        6.6.2    Market Forecast
7    Market Breakup by Ink Type
    7.1    Oil Based
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Solvent Based
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Water Based
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
8    Market Breakup by Application
    8.1    Label & Packaging
        8.1.1    Market Trends
        8.1.2    Market Forecast
    8.2    Commercial Printing
        8.2.1    Market Trends
        8.2.2    Market Forecast
    8.3    Publications
        8.3.1    Market Trends
        8.3.2    Market Forecast
    8.4    Others
        8.4.1    Market Trends
        8.4.2    Market Forecast
9    Market Breakup by Region
    9.1    Asia Pacific
        9.1.1    Market Trends
        9.1.2    Market Forecast
    9.2    North America
        9.2.1    Market Trends
        9.2.2    Market Forecast
    9.3    Europe
        9.3.1    Market Trends
        9.3.2    Market Forecast
    9.4    Others
        9.4.1    Market Trends
        9.4.2    Market Forecast
10    Competitive Landscape
    10.1    Market Structure
    10.2    Key Players
11    Ink Manufacturing Process
    11.1    Product Overview
    11.2    Detailed Process Flow
    11.3    Various Types of Unit Operations Involved
    11.4    Mass Balance and Raw Material Requirements
12    Project Details, Requirements and Costs Involved
    12.1    Land Requirements and Expenditures
    12.2    Construction Requirements and Expenditures
    12.3    Plant Machinery
    12.4    Machinery Pictures
    12.5    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    12.6    Raw Material and Final Product Pictures
    12.7    Packaging Requirements and Expenditures
    12.8    Transportation Requirements and Expenditures
    12.9    Utility Requirements and Expenditures
    12.10    Manpower Requirements and Expenditures
    12.11    Other Capital Investments
13     Loans and Financial Assistance
14    Project Economics

    14.1    Capital Cost of the Project
    14.2    Techno-Economic Parameters
    14.3    Product Pricing and Margins Across Various Levels of the Supply Chain
    14.4    Taxation and Depreciation
    14.5    Income Projections
    14.6    Expenditure Projections
    14.7    Financial Analysis
    14.8    Profit Analysis
15    Key Player Profiles
   

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Ink Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Ink Market: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2011-2018
Figure 3: Global: Ink Market: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2011-2018
Figure 4: Ink Market: Price Structure (in US$/Ton)
Figure 5: Global: Ink Market: Breakup by Product Type (in %), 2018
Figure 6: Global: Ink Market: Breakup by Ink Type (in %), 2018
Figure 7: Global: Ink Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2018
Figure 8: Global: Ink Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2018
Figure 9: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2019-2024
Figure 10: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Value Trends (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Figure 11: Global: Ink Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 12: Global: Ink Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 13: Global: Ink Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 14: Global: Ink Market (Lithographic): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 15: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Lithographic): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 16: Global: Ink Market (Flexographic): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 17: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Flexographic): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 18: Global: Ink Market (Gravure): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 19: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Gravure): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 20: Global: Ink Market (Digital): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 21: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Digital): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 22: Global: Ink Market (Letterpress): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 23: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Letterpress): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 24: Global: Ink Market (Others): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 25: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Others): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 26: Global: Ink Market: Oil Based Ink (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 27: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Oil Based Ink (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 28: Global: Ink Market: Solvent Based Liquid Ink (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 29: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Solvent Based Liquid Ink (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 30: Global: Ink Market: Water Based Liquid Ink (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 31: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Water Based Liquid Ink (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 32: Global: Ink Market (Application in Label & Packaging): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 33: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Application in Label & Packaging): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 34: Global: Ink Market (Application in Commercial Printing): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 35: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Application in Commercial Printing): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 36: Global: Ink Market (Application in Publications): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 37: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Application in Publications): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 38: Global: Ink Market (Other Applications): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 39: Global: Ink Market Forecast (Other Applications): Value Trend (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 40: Asia Pacific: Ink Market: (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 41: Asia Pacific: Ink Market Forecast (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 42: North America: Ink Market (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 43: North America: Ink Market Forecast (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 44: Europe: Ink Market (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 45: Europe: Ink Market Forecast (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 46: Others: Ink Market (in Million US$), 2011 & 2018
Figure 47: Others: Ink Market Forecast (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Figure 48: Global: Ink Market: Breakup by Key Players (in %)
Figure 49: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 50: Ink Manufacturing Process: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 51: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Packaging Requirements
Figure 52: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 53: Ink Industry: Profit Margins at Various Levels of the Supply Chain
Figure 54: Ink Manufacturing: Production Cost Breakup (in %)

List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Ink Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2024
Table 2: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Table 3: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Ink Type (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 4: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Billion US$), 2019-2024
Table 5: Global: Ink Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million US$), 2019-2024
Table 6: Global: Ink Market: Competitive Structure
Table 7: Global: Ink Market: Key Players
Table 8: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Land and Site Development (in US$)
Table 9: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Civil Works (in US$)
Table 10: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Machinery (in US$)    
Table 11: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements (in Tons/Day) and Expenditures (US$/Ton)
Table 12: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in US$)
Table 13: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Other Capital Investments (in US$)
Table 14: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Details of Financial Assistance Offered by Financial Institutions
Table 15: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in US$)
Table 16: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 17: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Taxation and Depreciation
Table 18: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in US$)
Table 19: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in US$)
Table 20: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis Without Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 21: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis on Considering the Income Tax Liability (in US$)
Table 22: Ink Manufacturing Plant: Profit and Loss Account (in US$)

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