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November 2011 US Commercial Printing Shipments Down -1.4% Compared to November 2010

November 2011 printing shipments were $

By Dr. Joe Webb
Published: January 15, 2012

November 2011 printing shipments were $7.1 billion in current dollars, -$104 million (-1.4%) compared to November 2010. On an inflation-adjusted basis, shipments were down -$349 million (-4.7%). For January through November, shipments were $76.7 billion, -$181 million for the same period in 2010; on an inflation-adjusted basis, they are down -$2.6 billion. For all of 2011, it is likely that December's shipments will bring the year in at $84.0 billion, just short of our forecast of $85 billion. Our forecast for 2012 is $81 billion. Tables and charts of the data can be found online.  

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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