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CHARTS: U.S. Postal Service volume declines

May 7, 2013 | 7:17 p.m. CDT
The enactment of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, designed to reform the postal laws of the United States, created a shift in the financial health of the U.S. Postal Service. The total number of domestic mail pieces delivered by U.S. Postal Service significantly decreased beginning in 2006. The enactment of the act, increased use of email and greater competition from private delivery services all led to a drop in the total number of domestic mail pieces delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

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