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By Dr. Joe Webb on February 6th, 2012
U.S. commercial printing shipments for December were $6.96 billion. This was down -$207 million compared to December 2010, a decrease of -2.9%. On an inflation-adjusted basis, shipments were down -$395 million, or -5.4%. The full year was $83.65 billion, down -$393 million, or -0.5% on a current dollar basis, and down -$3 billion, or -3.5%.
It is still generally believed that a stronger economy will raise print purchases, but the statistical relationship with GDP is still negative. This means that rises in GDP, on a statistical basis, result in decreases in print shipments
Dr. Joe Webb is an economist who follows and reports on the commercial printing industry.
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