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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.
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.
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.
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.