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Printing Outlook Q1 2016 report published

Printing Outlook Q1 2016 report published

11 February 2016

A better-than-expected seasonal boost in Q4 meant that both output and orders surpassed their Q4 forecasts – expectations for Q1 also remain positive. The latest Printing Outlook survey reveals that the majority of printers (56%) increased their output levels in the final quarter of 2015.

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Confidence hit in Q3 despite growth in output and orders - speedy recovery expected in Q4

Confidence hit in Q3 despite growth in output and orders - speedy recovery expected in Q4

11 December 2015

Positive growth in the third quarter of the year ensured that output exactly matched the forecast provided in Q2; similarly the orders forecast was equally accurate, although here orders growth was lower in Q3 than in Q2. According to the latest Printing Outlook survey, more printers in Q3 were able to increase output (49% compared to 41% in Q2).

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Growth maintained at expense of prices and margins - cautious optimism permeating tough climate

Growth maintained at expense of prices and margins - cautious optimism permeating tough climate

30 July 2015

The second quarter of the year pushed on with an improved output performance – above expectations – but a slower rate of growth in orders. Compared to Q1, more printers in Q2 were able to increase output (41% compared to 33%), according to the latest Printing Outlook survey.

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Output and orders exhibit growth in Q1 - optimism for Q2 is tempered by some uncertainties

Output and orders exhibit growth in Q1 - optimism for Q2 is tempered by some uncertainties

19 May 2015

The year kicked-off almost precisely as expected in terms of output; and significantly better with regard to the number of orders. One-third of printers increased output in Q1, marginally more than had expected to, according to the latest Printing Outlook survey. 

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Q4 boosted by seasonal surge in orders - confidence persists but so do the challenges

Q4 boosted by seasonal surge in orders - confidence persists but so do the challenges

10 February 2015

2014 finished on a positive note as both printing output and orders continued to grow in Q4. Orders in Q4 experienced a strong improvement over Q3 and just surpassed expectations for the period according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey.

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Steady as she goes for output and orders - confidence remains positive despite pricing concerns

Steady as she goes for output and orders - confidence remains positive despite pricing concerns

02 December 2014

Q3 proved to be a positive environment for growth in output and orders – both showed a slight improvement on their Q2 status. Almost half (49%) of printers increased output in the third quarter of 2014 according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey.

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Confidence improves as print demand remains positive - orders and output to continue growth in Q3

Confidence improves as print demand remains positive - orders and output to continue growth in Q3

14 August 2014

Improvement in output and orders continued in Q2 - though not by enough to match the very positive expectations. Almost two-fifths (37%) of printers boosted output in the second quarter of 2014 according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey.  

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Improvement in print demand continues, with further growth predicted in Q2

Improvement in print demand continues, with further growth predicted in Q2

16 May 2014

Sentiment among printers, on the general state of trade remained positive on balance during Q1, according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey. 

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Output levels at a six year high - Q1 to be quieter but confidence remains buoyant

Output levels at a six year high - Q1 to be quieter but confidence remains buoyant

07 February 2014

Confidence is clearly returning within the UK printing sector, according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey.

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Improvement in orders and output achieved - confidence high for a strong seasonal boost

Improvement in orders and output achieved - confidence high for a strong seasonal boost

31 October 2013

The third quarter lived up to UK printer expectations according to the results of the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey. 

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Orders and output exceed Q2 expectations - forecast now more upbeat for Q3

Orders and output exceed Q2 expectations - forecast now more upbeat for Q3

07 August 2013

Activity within the UK print trade was more buoyant than expected during the second quarter of 2013, according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook report.

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Order levels hold steady in Q1 - expectations for current quarter are more downbeat

Order levels hold steady in Q1 - expectations for current quarter are more downbeat

02 May 2013

Order levels were generally stable in the first quarter of this year and for the third quarter running, according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook report published this week.

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Demand holds steady and confidence returning

31 January 2013

Domestic demand remained static for most printers during the fourth quarter of 2012 according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey report released this week.

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Rising confidence despite summer failing to meet expectations

06 November 2012

Hopes for an uplift in demand for print failed to materialise over the summer months, according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey report published this week.

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Disappointing spring results but summer improvement expected

01 August 2012

Printing demand did not match previously reported expectations in the second quarter, according to the results of the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey released this week.

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Demand holds steady in first quarter with little change expected in spring

03 May 2012

Demand was static for the majority of printing firms during the first quarter of this year although output was greater than previously forecast on balance; both are expected to hold steady between now and the end of June, according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey report.

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BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey results indicate slow start to 2012

08 February 2012

Print saw some measure of improvement in trade in the final quarter of last year with both demand and output rising on balance, according to the latest BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey results.

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Increased output in Q3, with 2011 expected to finish with a seasonal boost

28 October 2011

Although trading conditions remained subdued, the third quarter of the year saw an increase in output according to the BOSS Federation's Printing Outlook survey published this week.

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Market weakens as demand slips - more positive predictions for third quarter

28 July 2011

Activity within the UK print trade slowed during the second quarter of this year and was below previous expectations, according to the BOSS Federation's Printing Outlook survey published this week.

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BOSS Federation Printing Outlook survey shows better than expected start to 2011 but weaker second quarter in prospect

04 May 2011

The printing industry was in better shape than envisaged during the first quarter of this year but there are signs that market may be slowing, according to the BOSS Federation’s Printing Outlook Survey published today (4 May 2011).

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