20 April 2017
UK Printing - The Facts and Figures
At the BPIF, we think it is imperative that we have the latest updates on the importance and scale of UK printing. As you know print plays a vitally important role in the performance of UK plc, and has huge national economic significance. In a changing media environment, its scale, diversity and strength is unprecedented and we want this to remain at the forefront of Government and other industries' minds.
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF has updated and republished UK Printing - The Facts and Figures. It sets out detailed information on the structure of our industry by region and product, as well as covering its economic importance and its productivity. It also highlights the effectiveness and sustainability of print as a modern communications medium.
Did you know that the UK print sector:
- Is the world's fifth largest producer of printed products
- Has a turnover of £13.8 billion
- Has 116,000 employees
- Consists of 8,400 companies
- Has a gross added value of £5.8 billion
- Made a P.A. capital investment of £700 million in 2016
- Had a positive trade of £775 million in 2016
We want UK Printing - The Facts and Figures to be used to educate politicians, parliamentarians and public servants about the vitally important role print plays in today's economy. This is why we will be sending it to all MPs and Lords so they can see the value that the printing industry has to the national economy. However we'd also like the whole industry to use it to promote print to their customers and suppliers.
All members will be sent a copy of the new UK Printing - The Facts and Figures or you can download a copy here. Alternatively you can purchase a supply of printed copies or to receive a high-res file to enable you to print some yourself, please contact our Marketing Director, Amy Hutchinson at [email protected]
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