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December Printing Shipments +$110 Million; +1.3% for Year; Inflation-adjusted Results Disappoint

December commercial printing shipments were up +

By Dr. Joe Webb
Published: February 4, 2008

December commercial printing shipments were up +$110 million compared to December 2006. For the year, shipments were $102.3 billion, up +1.33% for the year.
The inflation-adjusted data tell a different story. Shipments were -2.7% for December compared to 2006. For the year, shipments were down nearly -$1.6 billion, or -1.5%.
These will be discussed in more detail in next week's column.

Dr. Joe Webb is one of the graphic arts industry's best-known consultants, forecasters, and commentators. He is the director of WhatTheyThink.com's Economics and Research Center.

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