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Printing Outlook is the BPIF's quarterly printing industry trends survey, compiled primarily from an online survey of BPIF members. It covers topics such as: your top business concerns, orders, output, price levels, capacity, costs, margins, investment, pay reviews, productivity, late payment and payment terms, public sector procurement, Web-to-print and paper & board prices and supply.

As well as reporting on the BPIF's latest quarterly survey of trends in the printing industry, Printing Outlook now incorporates:

Printing Outlook is widely reported in the trade press, and feeds into the Bank of England and their provision of data to the Monetary Policy Committee. It is required reading for many suppliers to and investors in the industry, and is used by the BPIF to help represent the interests of our industry to other trade associations, the CBI, Government and the European and worldwide printing industries.

BPIF members can download the full report below; Printing Outlook press releases are available here.

Non-members may purchase the Printing Outlook reports from the PrintData website.

BPIF Printing Outlook - Q1 2017

Print industry optimism prevailed in Q4 as forecast is surpassed - Q1 set to hold positive course.

The Q4 seasonal upturn for the UK printing industry was better than expected – trade is forecast to, at least, hold steady for the majority in Q1. The latest Printing Outlook survey reveals that over two-fifths of printers (43%) increased output levels in the fourth quarter of 2016. A further 43% held output steady whilst 14% experienced a decline in output.

 

BPIF Printing Outlook - Q1 2017

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BPIF Printing Outlook - Q1 2017 BPIF Printing Outlook - Q1 2017
Print industry optimism prevailed in Q4 as forecast is surpassed - Q1 set to hold positive course.
BPIF Printing Outlook - Q4 2016 BPIF Printing Outlook - Q4 2016
Print battles to defy pessimistic forecast - some degree of seasonal boost expected in Q4
BPIF Printing Outlook - Q3 2016 BPIF Printing Outlook - Q3 2016
No Q2 rebound as output and orders disappoint - Brexit vote has shaken confidence and eroded expectations for Q3.
BPIF Printing Outlook - Q2 2016 BPIF Printing Outlook - Q2 2016
UK printing industry has a case of the wobbles in Q1 - confidence and trade expected to recover in Q2.
BPIF Printing Outlook - Q1 2016 BPIF Printing Outlook - Q1 2016
Output and orders exceeded expectations in Q4 - positive forecast for Q1 as some confidence returns.
BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q1 BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q1
Q4 boosted by seasonal surge in orders - confidence persists but so do the challenges.
BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q2 BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q2
Output and orders exhibit growth in Q1 - optimism for Q2 is tempered by some uncertainties.
BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q3 BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q3
Growth maintained at expense of prices and margins - cautious optimism permeating tough climate.
BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q4 BPIF Printing Outlook 2015 - Q4
Confidence hit in Q3 despite growth in output and orders - speedy recovery expected in Q4.
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