Industry Profile & Economics


The professionals in the Center for Print Economics and Management department offer a variety of products and services that help our members enhance their growth, efficiency and profitability through up-to-date industry information, articles, advisories and statistics addressing important industry issues. 

Browse the links below for further information on trends in the general economic environment, future trends, compensation data, and print import and export data. Center for Print Economics and Management provides an extended range of data and tools for virtually every aspect of your printing or graphic communications business.

Check out the newly redesigned Financial Benchmarking reports, the Dynamic Ratios by visiting

The 2016 Dynamic Ratios Surveys are now open! Click here to participate!

Participating members of PIA through their local affiliate receive a free copy of the Dynamic Ratios report—up to a $129 value!

Click here to download the 2015 Ratios Survey Infographic! 

Proprietary Research

Management Resources


Flash Reports (member login required to access the Flash Report Archives).

Click here to access Economic Reports such as Beyond the Horizon (member login required), Current Economic Trends, and Global Print Market Reports (member login required).

Quarterly Print Market Update includes annual print market reviews and assessments (member login required to access the Quarterly Print Market Update Archives). 

Click here to learn more about the Center for Print Economics and Management’s Compensation and Benefit Surveys and Reports.

Check out to get up-to-date industry news by accessing our RSS Feed.

Have questions? Contact the Professionals at the Center for Print Economics and Management by clicking here.

Published on Thursday, March 19, 2009 (updated 06/08/2016)

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Industry Profile & Economics