22 May 2019
Drupa Report On State of The Industry
GERMANY—
More up than down
More up than down
 Print globally is doing well. There are regions and markets that struggle but the overall condition is good. The drupa Printer Barometer of economic confidence shows a positive net balance of +27% Actual in 2018. To explain; 40% of printers described their company as in a ‘good’ condition and 13% described it as ‘poor’. The balance answered ‘satisfactory’. Regionally the results are uneven; North America is forging ahead.
 
 
 
Packaging is clearly the  strongest market sectors but there is a dip in confidence amongst Commercial printers after several years of strengthening results. North America reported 
positive net balances on all variables (except substrate prices).The survey conducted in October 2018 had nearly eight hundred and fifty participants with a good cross section from most regions and markets. For the full report go to  https://www.drupa.com/cgi-bin/md_drupa/lib/all/lob/return_download.cgi/6th_drupa_Global_Trends_Executive_Summary_English.pdf?ticket=g_u_e_s_t&bid=4590&no_mime_type=0


 
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