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US Commercial Printing Shipments Decline -3.2% in September

September 2012 US commercial printing shipments were $

By Dr. Joe Webb
Published: November 6, 2012

September 2012 US commercial printing shipments were $6.97 billion, down -$232 million, or -3.2% versus September 2011. On an inflation-adjusted basis, shipments were down -$375mil, or -5.1%. For the first nine months of 2012, shipments were down -$1.3 billion on a current dollar basis (-2.1%, and -4.2% an inflation adjusted basis). The latest monthly report and podcast by Dr. Joe Webb, Director of the WhatTheyThink Economics and Research Center, is now available for purchase. It includes a Microsoft Powerpoint presentation with audio commentary by Dr. Webb, a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with the shipments data for the US, and August shipments data for Canada. Forecasts to 2018 have been updated. Dr. Webb also discusses trends in industry profits, as well as the latest inflation multipliers. These multipliers allow business owners to adjust their company financials to reflect the current purchasing power of the US dollar. The report is downloadable from our exclusive e-store. # # #

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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