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First Class Mail Volume in Rapid Decline

Created on October 11, 2013

First Class Mail Volume in Rapid Decline

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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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