Trends in Printing in US and Around the World

by admin on February 9, 2009

Google has many interesting tools in their labs and one of the most fun to play with would the Google Trends tool. So I popped in the keyword printing and got these results back:

For USA: the regions that show most activity with the keyword "printing" are:

1. Minnesota, United States
2. Wisconsin, United States
3. Utah, United States
4. Indiana, United States
5. Georgia, United States
6. Tennessee, United States
7. Illinois, United States
8. Oregon, United States
9. Michigan, United States
10. Colorado,

The cities that show the most activity are:

1. Cambridge, MA, USA
2. Minneapolis, MN, USA
3. Austin, TX, USA
4. Cincinnati, OH, USA
5. Rochester, NY, USA
6. Indianapolis, IN, USA
7. Atlanta, GA, USA
8. Salt Lake City, UT, USA
9. Portland, OR, USA
10. New York, NY, USA

If you look at the trend of printing on an international scale, it's even more interesting:
Regions of the world with activity using keyword printing:

1. South Africa
2. Australia
3. India
4. Singapore
5. New Zealand
6. Philippines
7. Ireland
8. United States
9. United Kingdom
10. Malaysia

So that's a bit of a head-scratcher for me, I mean South Africa? I didn't know there were printing hotspots in South Africa. And the Kiwis are ranked up high too.

City rankings:

1. Chennai, India
2. Melbourne, Australia
3. Minneapolis, MN, USA
4. Sydney, Australia
5. Mumbai, India
6. Brisbane, Australia
7. Singapore, Singapore
8. Atlanta, GA, USA
9. Delhi, India
10. Irvine, CA, USA

Chennai, India? Never even heard of Chennai, India, which shows you how ignorant I can be. And boy those Aussies really do like to talk about printing.

Now, everybody knows that the Chinese are really getting big into printing, but obviously not into using the English language to talk about it.


Mike Rankin February 9, 2009 at 11:45 am

Chennai makes sense. It is home to a lot of businesses that take the outsourced desktop publishing jobs from big publishing companies nowadays.

Dennis February 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm

Woo!! Aussies almost number one!! 🙂

Pity there’s so much fire down here to talk about or we would be higher up the ladder.


Govind Prasad August 17, 2009 at 3:27 am

Hi DJ Dunkerley ,
I have been following your blog for long time. Infact,if you remember about the article on drum scanner (who is using, I had replied that we are a prepress company from Chennai India still using Dainippon 8060P drum scanner). It is a beautiful scanner giving you wonderful separation at 12000 dpi. Chennai is fast becoming Detroit of US. With so many multinational companies coming in here there is a big need for quality printing.
Chennai is the hub for Outsourcing of prepress,publishing and printing . There are almost one hundred e publishing houses and fast coming behined it is prepress.

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