10 July 2009
Shipments continue to slide
OTTAWA—Printing shipments took another hit, following the almost 9% drop for the January and February time period. The year-to-date figure for 2009 (January to April) is the worst yet since 2002, the earliest our database goes back to.

Similarity, January and February were the worst two months on record.

Note that these numbers are not seasonally adjusted.

Shipments 2009 2008 Change
April $732.6 million $852.2 million     -14.0%
Year-to-date $2.9 billion      $3.2 billion      -9.9%

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