Monday, April 16, 2012

Quarterly Index of A/E/C reprographer sales revenues from "plans printed on paper" (Q1 2012 update)

And a revision to the Q4 2011 index.

This is the 1st Quarter 2012 update to the index of the U.S.A. A/E/C reprographics industry's sales revenues of "plans-printed-on-paper". And, we’ve made a one-time revision to the Q4 2011 Index.

The A/E/C Repro PPoP Index .....

This index does not attempt to track "total sales" of A/E/C reprographers. It attempts to track only sales of "plans printed on paper," which, traditionally and even nowadays, is the core (main) revenue generator for all A/E/C reprographers.

And, by "plans printed on paper", I mean A/E/C "plans", large-format, b/w and color, unbound or bound, full-size, half-size, whatever large-format size.

There will be a recovery in the A/E/C industry and thereby in the A/E/C reprographics industry. However, some are saying that even though there will be a recovery in the A/E/C industry, the recovery of sales revenues from "plans printed on paper" may not mirror the A/E/C industry's recovery, since some are expecting (I guess I should say, some are saying) that revenues from printing plans on paper are being negatively impacted by customers distributing CD's (or files) instead of distributing "hard copy" plans.

For this index, Q1 2006 is the ground-zero (base) point.

YR-- 2006-----2007------2008------2009------2010-------2011……2012

Q1-- 1.00-------1.09-------1.10------0.65------0.55-----0.65…….0.71

Q2-- 1.06-------1.18-------0.98------0.65------0.60…….0.61

Q3-- 1.08-------0.97-------0.85------0.57------0.60…….0.62

Q4-- 0.89-------0.93-------0.64------0.49------0.58…….0.54

(This index is based on A/E/C Repro Vendor sales to A/E/C Reprographers)

1 comment:

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