Report on Commercial Printing Industry’s Profitability
WhatTheyThink.com—an online media organization serving the printing and publishing industry—announced the commercial printing industry’s profitability rose more than 30 percent, according to a recent report titled “Printing Shipments and Profits.” Authored by Dr. Joe Webb, director of WhatTheyThink.com’s Economics and Research Center, the report is available for immediate purchase at www.wttstore.com/prpr.html. The cost of the report is $50.00 and includes both Adobe PDF and PowerPoint files, as well as an MP3 file with audio commentary from Dr. Webb himself.
“From a profitability standpoint, 2006 compared favorably over 2005 with a 30.7 percent increase over the previous year,” said Webb. “While we have experienced four quarters of increased profitability since 2005, we are still far from the record levels set in the years 1999 and 2000.” The report contains historical data from 1995 through the end of 2006, and current dollar and inflation-adjusted shipments per employee, as well as data on the reduction in labor costs to offset energy and materials costs. The bonus audio file—included in the report package—provides a frank analysis from Dr. Webb offering opinions on the 2006 results.
The report contains significant and propriety analysis by Dr. Webb and WhatTheyThink.com’s Economics and Research Center, based on data published by the United States Commerce Department and United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, it features all segments in NAICS 323 that includes commercial printing and trade services, such as prepress and postpress. Those purchasing the report can repurpose the charts and data for internal and client presentations, as slides have been designed to easily copy and paste from one presentation into another.
For more information, visit www.whattheythink.com.