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.
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