NPTA generates exclusive benchmarking data generated from distributor members, economic data based on industry-specific indicators, research on industry topics and trends.
Paper Merchant Survey 2011 (In partnership with InfoTrends): The goal of this comprehensive report is to better understand how the paper merchant channel is being impacted by factors such as market shifts, a weak economy, changes in buyer behaviors and competition. Paper merchants were surveyed on a variety of topics including customer behavior, product selection and services.
- NPTA’s Quarterly Economic Reports (In partnership with Institute for Trend Research): These reports correlate macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the printing and packaging industries, allowing members to forecast what effect the economy has on their business and what they can reasonably expect for up to six quarters in the future.
- NPTA’s Distributor Compensation Report: This biannual report provides an analysis of management and employee pay scales, employee benefits and sales policies across paper, packaging and supplies distributors, as well as a broad spectrum of distributors across various industries outlined locally by hundreds of cities across the U.S. and Canada.
- Market Intelligence (In partnership with Industry Intelligence, Inc.): NPTA member firms can access Industry Intelligence i2Daily—a daily report with relevant forest products industry news each weekday—at a special discounted rate. Sign up to receive the Industry Intelligence i2Daily service complimentary for two weeks.