Duplication Disc Market

Duplication Disc Market - Service Providers Resorting To Cost Effective Duplication Services: Global Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2015-2025


Disc duplication is the method of copying content of master media onto recordable discs such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Standard turnaround time for duplicating content on optical media is five days. Major end users of duplication disc services are media & entertainment companies. They use duplicated discs for various applications such as promotions, demos and sales of movies and games. Minimum quantity per disc duplication service ranges between 100 and 1,000. Duplication of up to 1,000 discs is cost-effective.

Market Value and Forecast

The global duplication disc market value is anticipated to decline at a single-digit CAGR during the forecast period. Some factors that drive growth of the duplication disc market are preference for CDs & DVDs in developing regions, increasing demand in media & entertainment industry and growing application in the education sector. However, increasing adoption of media storage devices and consumer shift towards online sources in developed regions are expected to impede growth of the duplication disc market over the forecast period to a large extent. Currently, key trends observed in the global duplication disc market are that service providers focus on price differentiation and offer one-stop-shop services to end users.

Segmentation, by Disc Type

The global duplication disc market is segmented, based on disc type, into printed and non-printed disc. Of these, the printed disc segment dominated the market and accounted for over 90% share of the global duplication disc market in 2014. Also, the segment is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period.

Sub-segmentation, by Printed Disc Type

In this report, the duplication disc market is sub-segmented on the basis of printed disc type into CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs. Among these sub-segments, the DVDs sub-segment dominated the global duplication disc market in terms of revenue contribution in 2014, followed by the CDs sub-segment.

Sub-segmentation, by Technology

By technology, the market is sub-segmented into inkjet, thermal and varnish printing technologies. The inkjet printing technology sub-segment dominated the market in terms of value contribution in 2014 and accounted for over 40% market share.   

Segmentation, by Application

By application, the global duplication disc market is segmented into movie & game, music promotion, education and other applications (enterprise, medical, institutional, etc.). Among these, the movie & game segment dominated the overall market in terms of value, with over 50% share in 2014, but it is expected to register a decline of 770 BPS in its market share by the end of 2025. 

Key Regions

On the basis of geography, the global duplication disc market is segmented into seven regions: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East & Africa (MEA). Western Europe dominated the market in 2014, accounting for over 30% share of the overall duplication disc market. North America ranked second, with over 25% market share in 2014, followed by APEJ.

Key Players

The duplication disc market is characterised by a large number of unorganised players, who follow a strategy of introducing cost-effective services and attractive offers on disc duplication to gain competitive advantage and attract new customers. In addition, players in the market are focusing on offering one-stop shop to customers by providing both disc duplication and disc printing services.

Key Segment

By Region

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Western Europe
  • Eastern Europe
  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ)
  • Japan
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

By Disc Type

  • Printed
  • CDs
  • DVDs
  • Blu-ray disc
  • Non-Printed Discs

By End-Use

  • Media
  • Entertainment Companies

By Application

  • Movie & Game
  •  Music Promotion
  • Education
  • Other Applications

By Technology

  • Inkjet
  •  Thermal
  •  Varnish Printing Technologies

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