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Commercial Printing – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 2752  |  NAICS 323110

The following guide to industry research and analysis provides sources for industry statistics, trends, and forecasts, financial ratios, salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts


Commercial Printing Services  (view report)
Prepress & Postpress Services  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Printing United Alliance
Printing United Journal
https://www.printing.org/

Quarterly trade publication provides news and information for all sectors of the printing industry, with featured topics included in each issue addressing the four key areas of printing operations: business management, pre-press, print room (press), and post-press. Current and archived digital editions are available free online, with access to prior issues available via the flipbook's "Contents" menu feature.


NAPCO Media
Publications available from this organization include:

Printing Impressions Magazine
https://www.piworld.com
Monthly trade publication provides news and information for the graphic arts industry with a focus on the commercial print sector, with special features including the annual "Top 25 'Hot Markets' for Print Demand Forecast" and the annual "PI 350 Report" which ranks the 350 largest printing firms by total revenue. Selected articles can be viewed online, with free subscription available to qualifying parties.

Top 25 Hot Markets for Print Demand Forecast
https://www.piworld.com/
Annual report analyzes print demand for the year ahead for 25 market sectors, with data provided for each market sector including total revenue forecast, revenue growth rate percentage, printing trends, share-to-print percentage, potential print revenue, and percentage change in print revenue from prior year. Summary report is available free online with registration; full report is available via subscription.

PI 350 Report
https://www.piworld.com/
Annual report ranks the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada by total revenue and also provides additional information for each company including prior year revenue, net change from prior year, principal officer, number of employees, primary specialties, printing processes and capabilities, ownership type, and number of manufacturing plants. Report is available free online with registration.


Freedonia Group
Commercial Printing: United States
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes the U.S. market for this service sector, with data provided including historical and forecast revenue by process (e.g., lithographic, digital, flexographic, gravure, screen, other) and application (e.g., advertising, books, periodicals, labels/wrappers, other) and firms profiled including R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, LSC Communications, and Quad/Graphics, Inc.


The Smithers Group Inc.
The Future of Global Printing
https://www.smithers.com/

Market research report provides a detailed analysis of this service sector on a global basis, with data provided including market size and forecast by end-use sector (e.g., publication, graphics, labels and packaging), process (e.g., analogue, digital), ink (e.g., analogue, digital), plate (e.g., aluminum, flexo, litho paper/polyester), substrate (e.g., coated, uncoated, packaging), and region (e.g., United States).


BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Commercial Printing
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "32311" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.


More Resources
For more industry research reports and other resources, see the following resource guide.

Financial Statements and Financial Ratios


BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Commercial Printing
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "32311" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample reports on a national and metropolitan area level are available free online.

Profectus, Inc.
Financial Ratios Advisor
http://financialratiosadvisor.com/

Financial benchmarking software lets users compare their firm's income statements, balance sheets, and financial and operating ratios with other printing and packaging companies, with data broken out for comparative purposes by type of company, market segment, production processes or equipment, net sales, accounts payable practices, and geographic region. Sample report is available free online.



Compensation and Salary Surveys


NAPCO Media
Printing Impressions' Benefit and Compensation Survey
https://www.napco.com/

Compensation survey provides salary ranges for 26 job titles ranging from executive management to production personnel and also provides information on sales compensation plans, paid time off, paid holidays, medical and insurance benefits offered, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement, daycare assistance, and employee communications and policies. Current survey can downloaded free online.


Print Industries
Wage + Benefits Survey Report / Sales Compensation Study
https://printindustries.org/

Comprehensive annual surveys provide compensation and benefits information for 16 job categories and over 100 job positions ranging from top management to warehouse personnel, with annual base salary and hourly wage data broken out by company size and region and statistical measures for this data including lowest, first quartile, mean, second quartile, third quartile, 90th percentile, and highest.



BV Guides and Databases


BVMarketData
www.bvresources.com
Private company sales transaction data for over 900 industries.



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