Industry Surveys

A large portion of the content released by the Printing Industries of America Economic and Market Research Department originates from surveys that we conduct on a regular basis. This information is vital to the printing industry as a whole and Printing Industries of America members in particular. Members use this information to develop, guide, and benchmark their operations.

Members that participate gain access to valuable market information you cannot get anywhere else. As an example, consider the following surveys and the rewards provided to participating firms.

Survey: Participating Firms Receive:
Strategic Management Survey Discover what strategies profit leaders implement to develop a successful business. Members that participate in this survey by April 30, 2014 will receive a free copy of the results.
Ratios Survey This survey is conuducted on an annual basis from January to April. The 2013 publication is available for sale at All member particpants receive one free ratios volume of your choosing (a $499 value); and a 50% price discount on other Ratios volumes.
Spoilage Costs Survey How do you track spoilage costs? On average what percent of sale are spoilage costs? Members that participate in this survey will receive the results free and find out the answers to those important questions. Deadline extended to May 5, 2014.
Wage & Benefit Survey This survey is conducted on an annual basis from June to July. The 2013 publication was published in December 2013.

Have questions for the Economic and Market Research Department? Contact Ron Davis, Printing Industries of America Chief Economist, at, or Ed Gleeson, Manager, Economic/Market Research, at You can also reach the department by phone at 412-741-6860 ext. 756 or toll-free at 800-910-4283 ext. 756.

Published on Thursday, October 27, 2005 (updated 04/22/2014)

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