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The future of flexible packaging to 2024  -Smithers Pira

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The future of flexible packaging to 2024 -Smithers Pira

June 2019

Smithers Pira forecasts global packaging market to $269 billion by 2024. Over the last 10 years, flexible packaging has taken off, doubling in size to $228 billion in 2019.

Evolution of the European graphic industry – 2019

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Evolution of the European graphic industry – 2019

June 2019

Stay informed of the latest graphic industry economic trends with the latest Intergraf Economic Report.  Free of charge to BPIF members.

BPIF Research – the UK printing industry

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BPIF Research – the UK printing industry

June 2019

A summary by BPIF Research of some of the latest economic research and statistics relevant to the UK Printing Industry.

Growth slowed but held above forecast

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Growth slowed but held above forecast

May 2019

The first quarter of 2019 experienced a slowdown in growth, following Q4's seasonal boost - however, the drop-off was not quite as extensive as the expectations for Q1 suggested it might be. Forecasts for Q2 suggest growth will be maintained but it will be at a further reduced level.

UK paper and board prices – May 2019

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UK paper and board prices – May 2019

May 2019

The BPIF has updated its briefing document summarising the latest developments regarding pulp, paper and board demand and prices. 

The Future of Label Printing to 2024 - Smithers Pira

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The Future of Label Printing to 2024 - Smithers Pira

May 2019

Future growth is forecast to continue strongly through to 2024 at a rate of 4.0% to reach $49.9 billion in 2024. Smithers Pira's latest dedicated study on this vibrant market segment reveals that the volume of labels printed will rise from 1.21 trillion to 1.59 trillion A4 print equivalents over the same period.

Marathon Madness – Kyle's 20-year challenge

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Marathon Madness – Kyle's 20-year challenge

April 2019

Our Economist (and Northern Ireland Manager) was a young bright-eyed and bushy-tailed researcher when he joined the BPIF in 1996, a few years later he ran the London Marathon - he's just done it again and helped raise some funds for a great cause.

UK sees record exports for printed matter in 2018

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UK sees record exports for printed matter in 2018

April 2019

The UK is a big exported of printed products - to the value of £3.1 billion in 2018. The UK exports more printed matter than it imports to all but 11 countries in the world. Want to know more? BPIF members can download the Print Trade Data file and explore further.

UK Printing Industry – gender analysis 2018

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UK Printing Industry – gender analysis 2018

March 2019

For International Women's Day, the BPIF did some research to see exactly where the industry stands in terms of gender split and pay.

UK printing producer price indices

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UK printing producer price indices

February 2019

Download an excel file containing the official Producer Price Indices for the UK Printing Industry (SIC 18). This excel file shows the input and output price indices separately. However, it does also graphically combine the two indices so as to depict the relative change between them.