3 April 2019
Commercial Printing Classified as Tractor Parts By US Government
The printing industry numbers just do not ad up.
The printing industry numbers just do not ad up for US Census
 U.S. Bureau of the Census published the Economic Census and has reclassified the “commercial printing” as “Miscellaneous Tractor Parts Manufacturing, Not Specified Kind,” (NAICS 332998). The volume of printing versus the US GDP has been declining since the being of the great recession. The American Census has been looking at redefining the classification of printing for several years. In Canada the industry is still classified as the Printing and Publishing Industry. The amount of publishing in  print has been moving to online for years . Printing in Canada has dropped but is still around $8 to $9 billion a year.  
 “Printing Industries of America is disappointed—but not surprised—to learn that commercial print, screen printing, and support activities for printing will now be classified with tractor parts manufacturing. We have long encouraged government agencies to evolve their definition of ‘commercial printing,’ although this isn’t quite what we had in mind.”  
1. Bob says:
5 April 2019 at 11:30 AM
This was actually an April Fool's Day prank: http://whattheythink.com/news/94585-census-bureau-reclassifies-commercial-printing-miscellaneous-tractor-parts-manufacturing-nsk/
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