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.
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 - confidence remains low amidst continued cost pressures and lingering uncertainty.
Pick-up in output and orders despite a fluctuating Q3 - cost pressures and uncertainty shakes confidence for Q4.
The second quarter of 2017 did not live up to the hopeful expectations for the period but did display some growth in the volume of output and orders - Q3 is forecast to continue this trend.
2017 got off to a better than expected start as both output and orders outperformed expectations - growth is predicted to continue in Q2.
After eight years as Chairman of the special interest group - BPIF labels, John Bambery has announced that he is finally retiring.
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.