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November US Commercial Printing Shipments Down -1.3%; Dr. Webb Issues 2013 Economic Forecast

November 2012 US commercial printing shipments were down -

By Dr. Joe Webb
Published: January 15, 2013

November 2012 US commercial printing shipments were down -$87 million, or -1.3% compared to 2011. On an inflation-adjusted basis, shipments were down  -$210 million (-3.0%). October shipments were revised down by -$34 million. The final tally for October was $7.238 billion, +$217 million (+3.1%), and on an inflation-adjusted basis +$65 million (+0.9%) versus 2011.
The new report is available for download at the e-store for $50. The data and commentary can be found in the latest edition of the monthly report of the latest US & Canada commercial printing industries shipments by Dr. Joe Webb. The data are presented with insights about the interplay of economic conditions, digital media, and other factors. The report is a download of a .zip file that contains: - Microsoft Powerpoint (.ppt) slide deck for use in company presentations and planning sessions - Adobe Acrobat PDF of slides for internal company distribution - Audio commentary (mp3 file) by Dr. Joe Webb - Microsoft Excel (.xls) of US & Canada data, in current dollars and inflation-adjusted dollars Every monthly report includes a special topic. This new report includes Dr. Webb's economic forecast for 2013. Dr. Webb reviews the latest economic trends, his forecast for GDP in 2013, expectations for changes in employment, and other key factors.

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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