SIC 3555 & 5084 | NAICS 333293 & 423830
The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.
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Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:
NPES Market Data Program
This program provides participants with detailed shipments data for almost 80 industry product categories, with reporting categories including imaging and prepress equipment, systems and software, pressroom equipment, bindery and finishing equipment, and supplies and consumable products. Data from this program is published in quarterly and annual reports and is available to participating members only.
The "Market Data Program" described above also provides quarterly economic outlook reports which include expert analysis and forecasts for the economy as a whole and six primary product segments, as well as additional market information and data which provides a complete statistical picture of the industry. Full reports are available to participating members only; limited reports are available to all members.
PRIMIR Research Studies
PRIMIR publishes comprehensive market research studies which provide in-depth analysis of the various segments of the printing industry, with a primary focus on printing equipment, consumables, and supplies. Examples of recent study topics include emerging technologies and applications, value added processes, packaging vertical markets and key applications, and consumables usage and trends.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.