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Quarterly Business Conditions Report - Q2 2010

  • ID: 1236574
  • May 2010
  • Region: North America
  • 65 Pages
  • WhatTheyThink

The May Quarterly Business Conditions Report also looks at other trends affecting the industry, provides a handful of suggested “action items” that proactive printing companies and individuals can take to help combat tough economic times, and offers a feature called “Dark Clouds and Silver Linings,” a list of both immediate threats to the industry as well as opportunities for industry businesspeople.

Welcome to the latest Quarterly Business Conditions report, covering the first months of 2010. As we proceed through the second quarter and head into summer or into Ipex, if you prefer, we have some good news to report this time around, at least on the macroeconomic front. As for the printing industry, well...why spoil the surprise?

As you know, if you are a regular reader of these reports, they are designed to “take the pulse” of the U.S. commercial printing industry, and the economy in general, throughout the year. Each Quarterly Business Conditions report is based in part on the results of the Economics and Research Center’s surveys of the subscriber base, which is a fairly accurate microcosm of the commercial printing industry READ MORE >

Economic Forecast in a Nutshell

Introduction
- How This Report Is Organized
- For More Information

Section 1: Prevailing Q1 Business Conditions
- Current Business Conditions
- March 2010 Survey Results
- December 2009 Survey Results
- Expected Business Conditions
- March Survey Results
- December 2009 Survey Results
- Business Conditions Index
- Prevailing Economic Conditions
- GDP
- Proprietors’ Income
- Corporate Cash Flow
- Personal Income
- Employment and Unemployment
- Consumer Confidence
- Consumer Price Index
- Leading Indicators
- Employment Cost Index
- Small Business Optimism Index
- Graphic Communications Industry Economic Trends
- Graphic Designers
- Graphic Arts Employment
- Printing Industry Shipments and Profits
- The Bottom Lines
- Forecast

Section 2: Media Usage Continues to Change
- Printers’ Services Changing
- Services Declining
- Services Remaining the Same
- Services Increasing
- Just Starting
- Stopped Doing/Don’t Do
- Will Add in 2011
- Services Changing by Shop Size
- Creative Services
- Services Increasing
- Services Remaining the Same
- Services Declining
- Services Just Starting This Year
- Services Not Done
- Left to Their Own Devices

Section 3: Conclusions and Recommendations
- The Economy
- Dr. Joe’s Economic Indicators
- Media Trends
- Dark Clouds and Silver Linings
- Looking Forward

Appendix: For Further Reading
About the Analysts

Table of Figures:

Figure 1: In terms of your revenues at this location, how has the rate of business for first three months of 2010 compared to 2009? —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 2: In terms of your revenues at this location, how has 2009 compared to 2008? —All print providers, December 2009
Figure 3: Do you expect 2010 revenues compared to 2009 to... —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 4: Do you expect 2010 revenues compared to 2009 to... —All print providers, December 2009
Figure 5: Business Conditions Index (BCI) for all printing establishments, March 2008–April 2010
Figure 6: Y/Y % change in real GDP, Q1 2000–Q1 2010
Figure 7: Gross Domestic Product, Q1 2000–Q1 2010 (billions of current dollars)
Figure 8: Proprietors’ income, Q1 2000–Q1 2010, (billions of current dollars)
Figure 9: Net corporate cash flow, Q1 2000–Q4 2009, (billions of current dollars)
Figure 10: Personal income, Q1 2000–Q1 2010, (billions of dollars, seasonally adjusted at annual rates)
Figure 11: “Official” unemployment rate vs. broadest definition of unemployment, Dec. 2007–Apr. 2010
Figure 12: Consumer Confidence Index (1985=100), January 2005–April 2010
Figure 13: Consumer Price Index (1982–1984=100), January 2005–March 2010
Figure 14: The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Indicators Index (2004=100), January 2008–March 2010
Figure 15: Employment Cost Index (December 2005=100), Q1 2006–Q1 2010
Figure 16: Small Business Optimism Index (1986=100)
Figure 17: AIGA Design Leaders Confidence Index (April 2005=100), 2005– 2010
Figure 18: Current-dollar U.S. printing and print services shipments (M3 series for NAICS 323, in $ million)
Figure 19: Inflation-adjusted U.S. printing and print services shipments (M3 series for NAICS 323, in $ million) with April–December 2010 forecast
Figure 20: U.S. commercial printing shipments (inflation-adjusted), January–March 2010 ($ million)
Figure 21: U.S. commercial printing shipments —January to March 2006 to 2010 ($ billion)
Figure 22: Services or production projects declining by -11% or more —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 23: Services or production projects remaining the same or changing +/-10 —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 24: Services or production projects increasing +11 or more —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 25: Services or production projects just starting in 2010 —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 26: Services or production projects stopped doing/don’t do —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 27: Services or production projects will add in 2011 or later —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 28: Services or production projects increased +11 or more —All creative businesses, March 2010
Figure 29: Services or production projects staying about the same/changing +/-10 —All creative businesses, March 2010
Figure 30: Services or production projects declining -11% or more —All creative businesses, March 2010
Figure 31: Services or production projects will start doing in 2010 or 2011 — All creative businesses, March 2010
Figure 32: Services or production projects not done/will not do —All creative businesses, March 2010
Figure 33: Which of the following devices do you own for your personal or business use? (multiple responses permitted) —All print providers, March 2010
Figure 34: Ad Spending by Medium, 2009 vs. 2008

Table of Tables:

Table 1: In terms of your revenues at this location, how has the rate of business for first three months of 2010 compared to 2009? —Print providers by employee size, March 2010
Table 2: In terms of your revenues at this location, how has 2009 compared to 2008? —Print providers by employee size, December 2009
Table 3: Do you expect 2010 revenues compared to 2009 to... —Print providers by employee size, March 2010
Table 4: Do you expect 2010 revenues compared to 2009 to... —Print providers by employee size, December 2009
Table 5: Monthly unemployment rate (seasonally adjusted), 1995–2010
Table 6: Y/Y graphic arts employment (1,000s of workers), February/March 2009 vs. February/March 2009
Table 7: ERC forecast of printing industry shipments—2010–2016 ($2009)
Table 8: For each item below, please indicate which of your services or production projects are growing or declining based on your billings over the past 12 months —Print providers by size
Table 13: Dr. Joe’s Key Recovery Indicators as of January 6, 2010
Table 14: Dark clouds and silver linings for the printing industry today

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