First Class Mail Volume in Rapid Decline
Created on October 11, 2013
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After rising steadily for decades, first-class mail volume hit its peak in 2001 at 103.7 billion pieces, then began to drop. By 2012, the volume was down to 69 billion, about the same level as in 1984.
Keywords: first-class mail, volume
Source: U.S. Postal Service, “First-Class Mail Volume Since 1926,” http://about.usps.com/who-we-are/ postal-history/first-class-mail-since-1926.htm (accessed October 2, 2013).
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