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Value of the print industry in India from 2007 to 2020

Value of the print industry in India from 2007 to 2020 (in billion Indian rupees)

by Sanika Diwanji, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Value of the print industry in India from 2007 to 2020 The Indian print industry’s growth in the seemed consistent, aided by fast printing technologies and computers have only aided the print culture to reach every nook and corner of the nation. The value of the print industry across the country was estimated to be over 850 billion Indian rupees in 2020.
No language barrier

Publishing businesses are scattered all over the nation and most of them are carried out on proprietor basis. The idea is to cater to the needs of the local markets and producing titles in regional languages to deliver news to a nation, where citizens speak more than 20 languages. In financial year 2018, the print circulation revenue in the south Asian country was led by the Hindi-speaking market with a revenue of almost 40 billion Indian rupees. The employment in the sector has also increased over the last decade and was estimated to cross the 90 thousand mark in 2022.

Read one, read all

Increase in literacy rates across the country has created an interest amongst the young and old alike to stay up to date with the current affairs of the country and the globe. Dainik Jagran, a Hindi language daily newspaper had the highest readership in the country with about 70 thousand readers in 2017. Unlike some other markets with more developed digital ecosystems, the newspaper revenue streams in the nation have not faced serious challenges from the digital innovations. Nonetheless, senior citizens prefer to keep it old school when it comes to getting their daily entertainment and information which is likely to keep the ink in the print sector flowing.
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Value of the print industry in India from 2007 to 2020 (in billion Indian rupees)

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