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May Printing Shipments Down -$165 Million, -1.9%


By Dr. Joe Webb
Published: July 5, 2007

May's current dollar commercial printing shipments were down by -$165 million compared to May 2006, a decline of -1.9%. This was the first monthly decline for the year. For the first five months, shipments are up $765 million.

On an inflation-adjusted basis, shipments were down -$391 million, or -4.5%. For the first five months, shipments are down -$284 million.

A complete discussion will be in my column of Monday, July 9.

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



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