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Middle East and Africa

  • Economic prosperity, strong inflow of foreign investments, changing lifestyles and restriction on the visual media are some of the factors that are accelerating the growth of the print sector
  • The emerging countries in terms of printing include Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt
  • The UAE has the largest share in the newspaper market in the region and publishes seven major newspapers, of which four are Arabic and three are English
  • Dubai is a gateway to a market of more than 1 billion people in the fast growing economies of the Middle East, West Asia, East Africa and the CIS.
  • In Africa, dependent to a large extent upon trends in the key South African economy.

Regional Print Trade Associations in the Middle East and Africa

  • DCCI Printing & Publishing Group,
  • IFSA – Printing Industries Federation of South Africa, www.pifsa.org