Facts and figures
Print is a great industry - it's official! And we don't just mean it's a great industry to work in either. Print plays a vitally important role in the performance of UK plc, and has huge economic significance nationally.
Did you know that the UK print sector:
- is the World's fifth largest producer of printed products?
- has a turnover of £14.3 billion?
- has a gross value added of £6.4 billion?
- has 10,500 companies?
- employs 140,000 people?
- had a positive trade balance of £1 billion in 2009?
- made a capital investment of £700 million in 2008?
Using data from a wide range of official sources, the BPIF has published a new flyer UK printing - the facts and figures, a copy of which was enclosed with the November issue of inprint that has been sent to members. It sets out detailed information on the structure of our industry by region and product, as well as covering its economic importance and its productivity. It also highlights the effectiveness and sustainability of print as a modern communications medium.
We have produced this flyer as part of our on-going programme of representational activity directed toward influencing government agencies and other organisations whose decisions impact on our member companies' interests. As with Priorities for Print - the lobbying document we published earlier this year, UK printing - the facts and figures will be used to educate politicians, parliamentarians and public servants about the vital role print plays in today's economy. But we'd also like you to use it too, in your own contacts with external audiences, including your customers. The printed version's handy fold up laminated format means it's ideal for you to carry with you on your travels.
You can download a copy of the webflyer here. If you would like to purchase a supply of printed copies, or to receive a high-res file to enable you to print some yourself, please contact email@example.com