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Q4 disappoints as orders and output only marginally outperform restrained forecast

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Q4 disappoints as orders and output only marginally outperform restrained forecast

14 February 2020

Q4 disappoints as orders and output only marginally outperform restrained forecast - More hope for Q1 as expectations for printing industry confidence strengthen.

Lacklustre Q3 as output skips the seasonal boost

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Lacklustre Q3 as output skips the seasonal boost

14 November 2019

The third quarter of 2019 was a disappointing one for the UK printing industry - both output and orders failed to live up to expectations and there was no repeat of the seasonal boost experienced last year.

Growth and confidence hit in Q2 – output expected to recover in Q3

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Growth and confidence hit in Q2 – output expected to recover in Q3

22 August 2019

The UK printing industry was not immune to the economic turmoil in the second quarter of 2019 – both output and orders suffered a contraction to duck below the forecasts and into negative territory.

Growth slowed but held above forecast

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Growth slowed but held above forecast

22 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.

Seasonal boost stimulates slight recovery in confidence

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Seasonal boost stimulates slight recovery in confidence

13 February 2019

A healthy seasonal boost ensured 2018 finished stronger than it started, at least as far as the volume of output and orders are concerned - however, expectations are more pragmatic for Q1. 

Q3 output bounced back to justify the positive forecast

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Q3 output bounced back to justify the positive forecast

22 November 2018

The UK printing industry has rebounded from a lacklustre Q2 to match the positive Q3 forecast, as far as output volumes are concerned - upbeat expectations for Q4 reveal optimism, at least in the short-term future.

Q2 output and orders matched the downbeat forecast – boost expected in Q3

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Q2 output and orders matched the downbeat forecast – boost expected in Q3

7 August 2018

The UK printing industry almost exactly matched the downbeat expectations for Q2, as far as output and orders are concerned fortunately the forecasts for Q3 suggests some growth ahead.

Better than expected Q1 for orders and output – tougher times ahead

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Better than expected Q1 for orders and output – tougher times ahead

11 May 2018

The UK printing industry continues to defy its own forecasts as both output and orders displayed positive growth, above the expectations for Q1  unfortunately the Q2 forecasts reveal that concerns remain.

Muted growth in Q4 but no seasonal boost

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Muted growth in Q4 but no seasonal boost

6 February 2018

Muted growth in Q4 but no seasonal boost - confidence remains low amidst continued cost pressures and lingering uncertainty.