Photography in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Reduced consumer spending caused businesses to decrease their advertising and marketing budgets, which led to weakened demand for commercial photography services. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Photography industry in Canada to its growing industry report collection.

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Technological advancements allowed consumers to take high-quality images, which reduced industry demand.

The Photography industry in Canada experienced peaks and troughs during the past five years. While technological advances in digital cameras and photo-processing technologies helped the industry grow, this shift came at the expense of larger photography studios and individual photographers. Technological advancements also allowed consumers to take high-quality images, which often resulted in reduced demand for professional photography services. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Kiera Outlaw, “Reduced consumer spending significantly tightened the advertising budgets of public relations and marketing firms, thus weakening demand for commercial photography services.”

As these factors converged, industry revenue fell at an annualized 0.1% during the five years to 2013 to reach $2.6 billion in revenue. Although technology supported industry growth, it also lowered barriers to entry and resulted in non-employer growth and corporate consolidation. Moreover, the recession dealt a heavy blow to consumers and businesses. High unemployment and constrained disposable income caused many consumers to rethink professional photography services, or scale back spending by opting for basic packages. “The combination of budget-conscious consumers and rising industry operators resulted in significant price competition, which squeezed profit margins,” says Outlaw. In turn, the reduction in consumer spending caused businesses to reduce their advertising and marketing budgets, which led to reduced demand for commercial photography services. However, as the economic depression eased, industry revenue returned to growth.

The industry is on the road to recovery given that recessionary conditions have passed. Moreover, disposable incomes and corporate profit have both returned to growth. IBISWorld expects that these factors, when combined, will support average annual industry growth.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Photography in Canada industry report page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Photography in Canada provides still, video or computer photography services. Industry operators specialize in particular fields of photography, such as aerial photography, commercial and industrial photography or portrait photography. This report excludes all movie, television and video production (IBISWorld report 51211CA).

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Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
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