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Paper Industry Economic Outlook

Gain industry insight

NPTA has partnered with the Institute for Trend Research (ITR) to develop a series of customized economic reports produced exclusively for NPTA members and the paper industry.

What are the economic outlook reports about?

Produced four times per year by ITR Senior Economists, the NPTA Economic Outlook Report correlates macroeconomic data to specific product categories directly related to the paper and packaging industry. The report allows you to understand the economic forecast and its effect on your business and what you can reasonably expect for up to six quarters in the future.

These economic outlook reports provide solid answers to such questions as when to increase overhead, when to add sales staff, when to cut inventory levels and when to increase or decrease sales/marketing allocations. Knowing when to act, and when not to, can result in increased profits and costs savings for your company.

ITR, a professional research firm, accurately analyzes market/economic trends and provides business planning tools that enable companies to achieve increased performance and profitability. These reports will be sent to you four times per year as a new component of the menu of services you receive for your annual NPTA dues investment.

Direct consulting expertise available

To compliment three of the quarterly reports, a webinar featuring an ITR Executive senior economist will be held to review highlights and provide additional analysis of each report and allow you to ask questions specific to your business interests. The report and webinar are free to all members, but you must register to participate in the webinar.

Members: Access the reports

Quarterly reports are e-mailed to each NPTA member when they are released. The Summer 2017 report is now available. Members must be logged in to download the reports.

Log in to the Member's Only area to access past reports.

Don Clampitt"Being a member of NPTA is important to us because we want to stay abreast of what’s going on in the industry – not just domestically but internationally."
Donald C. Clampitt, Chairman & CEO, Clampitt Paper

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