Direct mail volume in the U.S. 2005-2015

The timeline shows data on direct mail volume in the United States from 2005 to 2015. In 2010, 91.7 million mail pieces which were attributed to direct mail, were mailed in the United States.

Number of mail pieces attributed to direct mail in the United States from 2005 to 2015

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Release date

April 2016


United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2015

Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.
The source provides the following information: "The total number of direct mail volume is determined from the following percentage approximations agreed upon by the USPS and DMA. Due to changes in USPS classifications and marketer practices, DMA's methodology for calculating direct mail has changed. In the old calculation, before 2006, numbers are for 95 percent of standard mail (A), 7.5 percent of First Class, 85 percent of Standard Mail (B) Bounded Print Matter, and 2 percent International. In the new calculation after 2007, numbers are 15 percent of First Class, 95 percent of Standard Mail, 85 percent of BPM."

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