Magnetic & Optical Media Manufacturing & Reproduction Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 5/6/2024
SIC Codes: 3652, 3659
NAICS Codes: 33461
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Companies in this industry manufacture optical discs, hard drive disks, and magnetic tape storage, and provide mass duplication of data on such media. Major companies include media makers CMC Magnetics (Taiwan) and Sony (Japan); US-based integrated disk drive manufacturers Seagate and Western Digital; and reproducers Arvato (Germany), Sony DADC (Japan), and Vantiva (France).

Physical media is still the strongest in the North America region accounting for about 40% of the global market, followed by the APAC region and Europe, according to Industry Arc.

The US industry, which is heavily weighted toward companies involved in media reproduction, includes 450 establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $2 billion.


Demand for magnetic and optical media manufacturing and reproduction is driven by expanding data storage needs of businesses and consumers. However, demand for particular storage formats can decline rapidly as new technologies are developed. The profitability of individual companies depends on production speed, manufacturing quality, rapid technological advancements, and efficient distribution. Large companies enjoy economies of scale in manufacturing and distribution. Small companies can compete effectively by developing new products. The US industry is highly concentrated: the 50 largest companies generate about 80% of revenue.


Major products include software reproducing which account for about 30%, followed by the reproduction of video recording media (25%). Other products include other electronic and electrical contract and audio discs, records, and compact, ...

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