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Dr. Joe Comments On July 2006 Printing Shipments Data

Press release from the issuing company

By Dr. Joe Webb August 31, 2006 -- (WhatTheyThink.com) -- Printing shipments were up in July by $254 million in current dollars, a 3.4% increase compared to July 2005. June shipments were revised up by $81 million. On an inflation-adjusted basis, shipments were about flat with last year. This is the third month in a row where current dollar shipments were above the same months of the prior year. While physical shipments are probably flat, and these are easy comparisons to last year's horrible downturn, the industry may have found a pause in its decline. The media shift is still continuing, but the precipitous decline of last year looks like it is behind us. Premium Access Members at WhatTheyThink.com can view more analysis in Dr. Joe Webb’s weekly column on Friday, appropriately called "Fridays with Dr. Joe".