Messe Düsseldorf released its 4th drupa Global Trends report tracking key economic and market developments across the global printing industry.
The report is based on the circulation of two separate surveys for printers and suppliers, sharing some common questions, but also asking more specific questions relevant to each group.
A total of 839 printers participated, including 525 from Europe and 314 from the rest of the world. Europe, which accounted for 220 of the 331 respondents, also dominated the supplier survey, but all the other regions were had material representation with 111 respondents.
From the printer respondents, 42 percent described their business as being in “good” economic state in 2016, while only 11 percent reported it as “‘poor”. According to the report, 56 percent of suppliers said their companies were in good economic condition.
The full version (in English) can be purchased for Euro 249 online (around C$355) at drupa.de/2131.
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