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Data on U.S. Commercial Printing Shipments Dissapoint

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May 6, 2008 - Lexington, KY - WhatTheyThink, the leading online media organization serving the printing and publishing industry, today announced the availability of their most current report titled “Monthly U.S. Printing Shipments, Issue #30.” Authored by Dr. Joe Webb, director of WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center, the report is available for immediate purchase at:


“March printing shipments were $8.3 billion or -4.8% over the same month in 2007,” said Dr. Webb, director of WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center. “On inflation-adjusted basis, however, shipments were down -$765 million or -8.4% compared to 2007.”

In Dr. Webb's report, sponsored by MindFireInc, he discusses forecast revisions in the WhatTheyThink models through 2012, including an updated GDP forecast model. “Our various forecasting models have decreased the outlook for the rest of the year. We will revisit all of our forecasts from 2008 through 2012 when the Commerce Department updates its data series later this month.”

The Monthly U.S. Printing Shipments Report, contains both current and inflation-adjusted analysis of commercial printing and print services shipments, and forecasts of 2008 through 2012. It is comprised of PDF, Excel and PowerPoint files, and an MP3 file of audio commentary from Dr. Webb. The cost of the report is $50.00. Those purchasing the report can easily repurpose the charts and data for internal, client presentations, and reports.

The report contains significant and proprietary analysis and by Dr. Webb and WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center. It is a top-level analysis of the U.S. commercial printing and trade services markets such as commercial offset, digital, and other printing processes, as well as prepress and postpress contained in the standard business classification NAICS 323.


WhatTheyThink's Economics and Research Center contains a blend of free and premium content for graphic arts and publishing executives. It offers an online library of primary research reports, executive summaries of economic trends, and related industry columns, videos, podcasts and webinars.

The Economics and Research Center is exclusively sponsored by MindFireInc, a provider of software technologies that leverage direct marketing and the Internet.