America's 10 Riskiest Industries

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Recordable media manufacturing

2013 revenue: $3.87 billion

2018 revenue: $3.16 billion

There's a growing shift to digital media and online streaming which has hurt the recordable manufacturing industry. The risk level for this industry is 'very high' and revenue is expected to fall at an average annual rate of 3.9% over the next five years.

"Providing some light at the end of the tunnel is the film industry. Movie studios earn a significant profit on disc sales and, in turn, are working to popularize new formats. In particular, 3-D films require large data files that cannot be easily streamed through the internet."

Source: IBISWorld