Appendix A8:  Annual Trends


 


Table A8-1
First Class Mail Received by Type

Pieces in Millions
Years 2000 - 2011 (Diary Data)

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Correspondence

 

 

 

Personal

7,211

7,456

7,154

6,457

6,561

5,870

6,079

5,610

5,646

5,225

4,959

4,387

Greeting Cards

4,052

4,472

4,456

3,816

4,014

3,586

3,935

3,571

3,652

3,368

3,368

3,118

Letter from Friend or Relative

1,769

1,839

1,629

1,467

1,385

1,227

1,138

1,116

1,046

956

850

644

Other Personal

1,391

1,145

1,070

1,174

1,161

1,057

1,006

923

948

901

740

625

Business/Government

6,433

6,859

6,881

6,584

6,974

6,353

5,044

4,484

4,242

4,000

4,154

4,742

Social

2,660

2,470

2,613

2,918

2,333

2,318

2,198

2,541

2,334

2,057

1,928

1,722

Total

16,304

16,785

16,649

15,960

15,867

14,541

13,322

12,635

12,222

11,282

11,041

10,851

Transactions

 

 

 

 

Bills

12,618

13,669

14,315

14,237

14,555

14,345

14,111

13,808

13,825

13,085

11,955

11,027

Financial Statements

6,117

7,598

6,874

6,429

6,452

6,953

7,322

7,651

7,147

7,279

6,375

5,618

Credit Card Statement/Bill

2,958

4,423

4,280

4,305

3,926

4,311

4,969

4,980

4,830

4,687

4,177

3,899

Notice or Confirmation of Order

2,007

2,502

2,860

2,429

2,252

2,518

2,738

3,242

2,824

2,559

2,543

2,343

Payment/Check/Credit

1,481

1,679

1,635

1,618

1,552

1,495

1,456

1,604

1,460

1,461

1,285

1,275

Insurance

0

0

0

0

0

514

800

1,323

1,331

1,222

896

2,485

Other

2,500

1,629

1,679

1,698

1,329

1,350

1,447

1,492

1,576

1,394

1,384

1,586

Total

27,680

31,501

31,643

30,716

30,065

31,487

32,842

34,100

32,993

31,688

28,615

28,234

 

 

 

 

Advertising (Ads Only)

7,930

10,743

10,624

9,659

8,840

10,546

10,344

9,034

8,257

6,648

6,212

5,256

 

 

 

 

CD/DVD/Video Games 1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

640

806

937

945

993

 

 

 

 

DK/RF

4,890

1,483

1,613

2,534

2,498

2,208

2,915

2,449

2,971

2,568

3,591

2,423

 

 

 

 

Total First-Class Received

56,805

60,512

60,529

58,869

57,270

58,783

59,423

58,856

57,250

53,123

50,405

47,757

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Note: Transaction and Correspondence definitions redefined to match calculation in HDS main report.

1 CD/DVD/Video Games not collected as a separate category prior to 2007.

 

                                                                                               

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table A8-2
Shares of First Class Mail Received by Type
Years 2000 - 2011 (Diary Data)

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Correspondence

 

 

Personal

13%

12%

12%

11%

11%

10%

10%

10%

10%

10%

10%

9%

Greeting Cards

7%

8%

8%

7%

7%

6%

7%

6%

6%

6%

6%

7%

Letter from Friend or Relative

3%

3%

3%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

1%

Other Personal

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

1%

1%

Business/Government

11%

11%

11%

11%

12%

11%

8%

8%

7%

8%

12%

10%

Social

5%

4%

4%

5%

4%

4%

4%

4%

4%

4%

4%

4%

Total

29%

28%

28%

27%

28%

25%

22%

21%

21%

21%

21%

23%

Transactions

 

 

 

Bills

22%

23%

24%

24%

25%

24%

24%

23%

24%

25%

23%

23%

Financial Statements

11%

13%

11%

11%

11%

12%

12%

13%

12%

14%

12%

12%

Credit Card Statement/Bill

5%

7%

7%

7%

7%

7%

8%

8%

8%

9%

8%

8%

Notice or Confirmation of Order

4%

4%

5%

4%

4%

4%

5%

6%

5%

5%

5%

5%

Payment/Check/Credit

3%

3%

3%

3%

3%

3%

2%

3%

3%

3%

3%

3%

Other 1

4%

3%

3%

3%

2%

2%

2%

3%

3%

3%

3%

3%

Total

49%

52%

52%

52%

52%

54%

55%

58%

58%

60%

57%

59%

 

 

 

 

Advertising (Ads Only)

14%

19%

19%

17%

16%

19%

18%

16%

15%

12%

11%

9%

 

 

 

 

CD/DVD/Video Games 1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

1%

1%

2%

2%

2%

 

 

 

 

DK/RF

9%

3%

3%

4%

4%

4%

5%

4%

5%

5%

6%

4%

 

 

 

Total First-Class Received

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding.

Note: Transaction and Correspondence definitions redefined to match calculation in HDS main report.

1 CD/DVD/Video Games not collected as a separate category prior to 2007.

 

 

                          


 

 

Table A8-3
First Class Mail Sent by type
Pieces in Millions
Years 2000 - 2011 (Diary Data)

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Correspondence

 

 

 

Personal

6,680

7,135

7,154

6,457

6,561

5,870

6,232

5,811

5,646

5,225

4,959

4,352

Greeting Cards

3,818

4,561

4,223

3,958

4,332

4,010

4,294

3,887

3,648

3,496

3,321

3,074

Letter to Friend or Relative

1,915

1,740

1,974

1,561

1,513

1,071

1,240

1,250

1,021

1,120

950

715

Other Personal

947

833

957

938

715

789

699

675

978

609

688

563

Business/Government

2,057

2,049

2,142

1,610

1,720

1,702

1,662

1,678

1,600

1,550

1,509

1,452

Social

775

419

444

440

447

417

372

454

483

361

373

310

Total

9,512

9,603

9,740

8,508

8,728

7,989

8,266

7,944

7,729

7,136

6,841

6,114

Transactions

 

Bill Payment

11,327

11,212

11,996

10,707

11,152

10,809

9,949

10,202

9,704

8,580

8,088

6,707

Orders

853

734

774

739

734

769

612

560

537

454

394

270

Donations

578

572

574

536

598

560

524

550

657

521

484

366

Total

12,758

12,518

13,345

11,981

12,484

12,139

11,085

11,311

10,898

9,556

8,966

7,343

 

 

 

 

CD/DVD/Video Games 1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

540

774

932

964

766

 

 

 

 

DK/RF

361

1,701

1,982

1,176

1,185

1,013

824

966

1,353

667

785

1,418

 

 

 

 

Total First-Class Sent

22,631

23,822

25,067

21,665

22,396

21,141

20,174

20,761

20,755

18,290

17,555

15,641

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding.

1 CD/DVD/Video Games not collected as a separate category prior to 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                              


 

Table A8-4
Shares of First Class Mail Sent by type
Years 2000 - 2011 (Diary Data)

 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Correspondence

 

Personal

30%

30%

29%

30%

29%

28%

31%

28%

27%

29%

28%

28%

Greeting Cards

17%

19%

17%

18%

19%

19%

21%

19%

18%

19%

19%

20%

Letter to Friend or Relative

8%

7%

8%

7%

7%

5%

6%

6%

5%

6%

5%

5%

Other Personal

4%

3%

4%

4%

3%

4%

3%

3%

5%

3%

4%

4%

Business/Government

9%

9%

9%

7%

8%

8%

8%

8%

8%

8%

9%

9%

Social

3%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

2%

Total

42%

40%

39%

39%

39%

38%

41%

38%

37%

39%

39%

39%

Transactions

 

Bill Payment

50%

47%

48%

49%

50%

51%

49%

49%

47%

47%

46%

43%

Orders

4%

3%

3%

3%

3%

4%

3%

3%

3%

2%

2%

2%

Donations

3%

2%

2%

2%

3%

3%

3%

3%

3%

3%

3%

2%

Total

56%

53%

53%

55%

56%

57%

55%

54%

53%

52%

51%

47%

 

 

CD/DVD/Video Games 1

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

3%

4%

5%

5%

5%

 

 

DK/RF

2%

7%

8%

5%

5%

5%

4%

5%

7%

4%

4%

9%

 

 

Total First-Class Sent

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding.

1 CD/DVD/Video Games not collected as a separate category prior to 2007.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table A8-5
Bills Paid by Method
Average Pieces per Houseshold per Month
Years 2000 - 2011 (Diary Data)

Method

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Mail

8.9

8.7