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2016 Market Research Report on Commercial Printing Industry

Current Research on the Commercial Printing Industry

This section provides answers to fundamental and critical questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size ($ millions)?
  2. What is the Commercial Printing industry outlook?
  3. Has the market grown or declined?
  4. What is the market growth rate?
  5. Are long term forecasts positive or negative?
  6. What is the industry size and average company size?
  7. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size Statistics

The total U.S. market size for the Commercial Printing industry: statistics cover all companies, both public and private. In addition to total revenue, the industry research provides details on employees, companies, and average firm size in the sector. Use this market information to research and analyze growth rates and the Commercial Printing industry trends and market outlook based on quantitative research and economic data.

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Statistics 2010        2011        2012        2013        2014        2015
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of US Census and government market data

Market Forecast - Commercial Printing[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook & Commercial Printing future growth trends. The following five-year forecast utilizes advanced econometric techniques that project both short-term and long-term market growth outlook. The industry outlook can be used to set a strategy applicable to economic realities.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product Mix

Product DescriptionSales
($ MM)
Percent Additional Information

Commercial lithographic printing

Magazine and periodical printing (lithographic)

Magazine/periodical prtg (lithographic), excl. Sunday mag/comics

Magazine/comics prtg (lithographic), for Sunday newspapers

Magazine and periodical printing (lithographic), nsk

Label and wrapper printing (lithographic)

Label printing (lithographic)

Printed rolls/sheets for packaging (printing only) (lithographic)

Label and wrapper printing (lithographic), nsk

Catalog and directory printing (lithographic)

Financial and legal printing (lithographic)

Corporate financial prtg (lithographic), incl. ann. rpts/filings

Bank form prtg (lithographic), excl. checkbooks & manifold forms

Other financial and legal prtg (lithographic), excl. checkbooks

Financial and legal printing (lithographic), nsk

Advertising printing (lithographic)

Direct mail advertising printing (lithographic), excl. catalogs

Advertising printing except direct mail (lithographic)

Display advertising printing (lithographic)

Preprinted newspaper advertising insert printing (lithographic)

Other advertising prtg (lithographic), incl. shoppers

Advertising printing (lithographic), nsk

Other commercial and general job printing (lithographic)

Newspaper printing (lithographic)

Scientific/technical recording chart/chart paper (lithographic)

Calendar/map/atlas printing (lithographic), incl. calendar pads

Playing card printing (lithographic)

Printed decals/pressure-sensitives (lithographic), excl. labels

Printing on metal (lithographic), excl. signs

Art reproduction/picture print printing (lithographic)

Greeting cards, printed for publication by others (lithographic)

Business stationery and all other printing (lithographic)

Other commercial and general job printing (lithographic), nsk

Commercial lithographic printing, nsk, total

Commercial lithographic printing, nsk, nonadmin-record estabs

Commercial lithographic printing, nsk, admin-record estabs

Commercial gravure printing

Magazine/periodical prtg (gravure), incl. Sunday magazines/comics

Label and wrapper printing (gravure)

Label printing (gravure)

Printed rolls/sheets for packaging (printing only) (gravure)

Label and wrapper printing (gravure), nsk

Catalog and directory printing (gravure)

Advertising printing (gravure)

Direct mail advertising printing (gravure), excl. catalogs

Advertising printing except direct mail (gravure)

Advertising printing (gravure), nsk

Business stationery and all other printing (gravure)

Commercial gravure printing, nsk, total

Commercial gravure printing, nsk, nonadmin-record establishments

Commercial gravure printing, nsk, admin-record establishments

Commercial flexographic printing

Label and wrapper printing (flexographic)

Label printing (flexographic)

Printed rolls/sheets for packaging (printing only) (flexographic)

Label and wrapper printing (flexographic), nsk

Printing other than labels and wrappers (flexographic)

Financial & legal printing (flexographic) excl. checkbooks

Advertising prtg (flexographic), direct mail/display/inserts etc.

Business stationery & all other printing (flexographic)

Printing other than labels and wrappers (flexographic), nsk

Commercial flexographic printing, nsk, total

Commercial flexographic printing, nsk, nonadmin-record estabs

Commercial flexographic printing, nsk, admin-record estabs

Commercial screen printing

Label printing (screen)

Printing on apparel/fabric items (screen), excl. labels/textiles

Printing other than labels/apparel etc/textiles (screen)

Advertising printing (screen)

Advertising printing (screen), incl. direct mail/display/inserts

Printed decals/pressure-sensitives (screen), excl. labels

Other commercial and general job printing (screen)

Printing on metal (screen), excl. signs

Printing on glass or plastic containers for others (screen)

All other printing (screen), excl. textiles (finishing)

Printing other than labels/apparel etc/textiles (screen), nsk

Commercial screen printing, nsk, total

Commercial screen printing, nsk, nonadmin-record establishments

Commercial screen printing, nsk, admin-record establishments

Quick printing

Quick printing, nsk, total

Quick printing, nsk, admin-record establishments

Digital printing

Digital printing, nsk, total

Digital printing, nsk, admin-record establishments

Manifold business forms printing

Unit set business forms, loose or bound, incl. label/form type

Manifold books (incl. sales) and pegboard accounting systems

Custom continuous business forms

Stock continuous business forms

Checkbooks (incl. inserts/refills, excl. cont. form/die-cut)

Manifold business forms printing, nsk, total

Manifold business forms printing, nsk, nonadmin-record estabs

Manifold business forms printing, nsk, admin-record estabs

Book printing

Textbook printing and binding, incl. workbooks/standardized tests

Technical, scientific, & professional book printing & binding

Religious book printing and binding

General book (trade, etc.) printing and binding

Other book printing and binding, incl reference/univ. press/music

Books, printing only, not bound

Pamphlets, printing only/printing and binding, excl. advertising

Book printing, nsk, total

Book printing, nsk, nonadministrative-record establishments

Book printing, nsk, administrative-record establishments

Blankbook and looseleaf binder manufacturing

Blankbooks, incl. albums/planners/acctg/refills, excl. looseleaf

Looseleaf binders/devices/inserts/forms, excl. filler paper

Blankbook and looseleaf binder mfg, nsk, total

Blankbook and looseleaf binder mfg, nsk, nonadmin-record estabs

Blankbook and looseleaf binder mfg, nsk, admin-record estabs

Other commercial printing

Label and wrapper printing (letterpress)

Label printing (letterpress)

Printed rolls/sheets for packaging (printing only) (letterpress)

Label and wrapper printing (letterpress), nsk

Advertising printing (letterpress)

Advertising prtg (letterpress), direct mail/display/inserts, etc.

Other commercial and general job printing (letterpress)

Magazine/catalog/directory/financial/legal printing (letterpress)

Printed decals & pressure-sensitives (letterpress), excl. labels

Tag (incl. embossed) & business form printing (letterpress)

Ticket/coupon/food & beverage check printing (letterpress)

Calendar and calendar pad printing (letterpress)

Embossing or embossing and printing plastic cards

All other commercial and general job printing (letterpress)

Other commercial and general job printing (letterpress), nsk

Engraving (printing)

Engraving (printing), nsk

All other commercial printing

Pad printing

All other commercial printing, excluding pad printing

All other commercial printing, nsk

Other commercial printing, nsk, total

Other commercial printing, nsk, nonadmin-record establishments

Other commercial printing, nsk, admin-record establishments

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower market share than average.

U.S. map of Commercial Printing by state

Price Trends for Commercial Printing

This section shows how prices are changing within the on a month-to-month basis. Price changes may be affected by seasonal demand, or by larger movements in product sales.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of an "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis - Commercial Printing

Financial ratio information can be used to compare how a company in the industry is performing relative to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation Ratios - Commercial PrintingIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Commercial Printing industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Commercial Printing measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity Ratios - Commercial PrintingIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 19%
Information and Record Clerks 6%
Production Occupations 52%
Printing Workers 36%
Printing Workers 36%
Printing Press Operators 22%
Print Binding and Finishing Workers 9%
Other Production Occupations 10%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 7%
Material Moving Workers 6%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Companies in Commercial Printing and Similar Industries[PREMIUM]

Commercial Printing market research identifies top companies with the largest estimated market share. Information includes corporate earnings and public company ticker symbols where available.

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Public Commercial Printing Company News

Web scan for recent news about public companies. Commercial Printing market research on key company news, and Commercial Printing statistics.

The market size analysis identifies the overall sales data within the industry. Statistics break down facts about companies within the market.

Government Contracts Related to Commercial Printing

In 2014, the federal government spent a total of $68,605,798 on Commercial Printing. It has awarded 2,708 contracts to 488 companies, with an average value of $140,586 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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