Drupa Daily: Strategic transition of China’s printing industry

In 2009, China had 101,566 printing enterprises, which employed 3.78 million people. The industry’s fixed assets totaled 800billion yuan, its annual output value was 636.7 billion yuan, its tax payment was 60.3 billion yuan and its export trade reached 43.913 billion yuan. Compared with the previous year, the number of printing enterprises rose 4.6% and their total output value rose 9.1%. The geographic profile of the printing industry was basically rational, with the Bohai Rim specialising in publication printing, the Yangtze River Delta in packaging and decoration printing, and the Pearl River Delta in foreign trade printing. At present, the Pearl River Delta accounts for 80% of the export trade of China’s printing industry. These three industrial belts have fully tapped their regional advantages and promoted the development of ImageChina’s printing industry.

Economic development
The year 2011 was a crucial year for China to maintain fast and steady economic development and change the mode of economic development. The National People’s Congress adopted the Report on Government Work and the Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development made by Premier Jiabao Wen. As the programme of action for the next five years, the Plan has 24 main indicators. In addition to the 7% economic growth rate, other indicators cover restructuring, science and technology, education, resources, environment and people’s lives. The plan also contains major policy measures to ensure faster and better development of China’s economy and society. Accordingly, China’s printing industry will have more development opportunities in the course of serving these economic and social developments.