Dear community,

Every week for a period of six months after the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, Heidelberg published the Print Media industry (PMI) Climate Report on this very page. During this period of time, the PMI Climate Report received more than 30,000 visits from around the world. We would like to thank all of you for your great interest.

We are currently working on further improving our reporting tool and, although still closely monitoring the situation, have decided to pause our weekly reporting until the next generation of PMI Climate Report is ready for publication.

Stay tuned for more details in the months to come.

Your Heidelberg Expert Team


What is the Print Media Industry Climate report?

Heidelberg has been producing connected machines for many years. The capabilities of these machines enable our customers to remotely monitor the status of their equipment, follow up on processes and output, and improve the overall performance of their print shops. The wealth of machines connected, together with access to other industry data also allows Heidelberg to review the climate of the Print Media Industry at any given point in time.

The Print Media Industry Climate report was developed in April 2020 at the request of many of our customers, in an effort to help them better understand which market segments and countries are most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

We offer two reports: one related to commercial printing, the other related to packaging printing. Both reports can be broken down by country and use a color coding for data visualization.

Insights in the Print Media Industry Climate report are created using multiple sources:

  • The Heidelberg Cloud: a representative set of connected sheetfed offset machines worldwide provides base market information about production per country and segment worldwide. In addition, Heidelberg experts correlate these data with Heidelberg Cloud information about other product lines such as Computer-to-Plate devices and folding machines to consider the complete value chain of print shops.
  • COVID-19 data published by World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
  • Macroeconomic data published by IHS Markit.
  • Survey results published by various industry associations.

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Our commitment to privacy:

  • These reports have been created using anonymized data only.
  • No identifiable information, such as print shop name, print shop location or print shop employee data, will be made available in these reports at any point in time.
  • Visit our Privacy Policy to learn more about how we keep our customers' data private, safe and secure.

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