April 2009 U.S. Commercial Printing Shipments Continue Tough Year for Printers
Friday, June 05, 2009
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Lexington, KY - WhatTheyThink, the leading online media organization serving the printing and publishing industry, today announced the availability of their most current report titled “North American Monthly Printing Shipments, Issue #43.” This report is available for immediate purchase at:
“April commercial printing shipments were $7.48 billion, down -9.8% compared to April of last year,” said Dr. Webb, director of WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center. “For the first four months of 2009, shipments are down -8.8%.”
Dr. Webb continued, “2009 continues to be a severe challenge the commercial printing industry overall. There are companies that are providing innovative cost-effective solutions for their clients, and taking business away from weak competitors through that innovation.” Many print businesses are successfully adding additional services and are becoming active in digital media production, servicing a broader range of communications deployment functions, Dr. Webb explained.
The North American Monthly Printing Shipments Report contains both current and inflation-adjusted analysis of commercial printing and print services shipments, and forecasts for 2009 through 2014. It is comprised of Adobe PDF, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint files, and an MP3 file of audio commentary from Dr. Webb. The cost of the report is $50.00. Those purchasing the it can easily repurpose the charts and data in presentations, and reports.
The report includes the updated forecasts for 2009 through 2014 for the U.S. and Canadian commercial printing industries.
The report contains significant and proprietary analysis and by Dr. Webb and WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center. It is a top-level analysis of the U.S. commercial printing and trade services markets such as commercial offset, digital, and other printing processes, as well as prepress and postpress contained in the standard business classification NAICS 323.
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