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 Planning Survey Discover what strategies profit leaders implement to develop a successful business. The survey deadline has passed but members can purchase the Strategic Planning Report
Ratios Survey This survey is conuducted on an annual basis from January to July. The 2014 publication is available for sale. All member particpants receive one free ratios volume of your choosing (a $499 value); and a 50% price discount on other Ratios volumes. The deadline to participate in the 2015 survey is May 15.
Spoilage Costs Survey How do printers track spoilage costs? On average what percent of sales are spoilage costs? This survey aims to answer these questions and more. The preliminary report with over 100 member responses is available in the "Economic Reports" scetion. This survey will remain open for the remainder of the year. Please take a minute to participate so we can update the report throughout the year. 
Wage & Benefit Survey This survey is conducted on an annual basis from June to July. The 2014 Publication is available for sale. 

Have questions for the Center for Print Economics & Market Research? Contact Ron Davis, Printing Industries of America Chief Economist, at, or Ed Gleeson, Assistant Vice President of  Economics & 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 03/06/2015)

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