Thursday, August 03, 2006


June '06 Printing Shipments... UP! May '06 Revised... UP!

US commercial printing shipments for June, in current dollar terms, were up compared to June 2005 (+$155 million), and May's shipments were revised up as well (that +$67 million increase is now a +$215 increase). For the first six months of the year, shipments were down -1.2%.

May was up 2.9% compared to last year; June was up 2.0%; for the year it's -$557mm, or -$92mm a month.

Last year's steep decline began in June, with a horrible -$450 million decline compared to 2004. This does not make up that lost ground.

May -$92mm -1.2%
June -$168mm -2.2%
YTD -$2298mm -4.9%

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