USPS sent 212 bln pieces of mail in 2005

The US Postal Service reported net income of $1.4 bln on record revenues of $70 bln and record volume of 212 bln pieces of mail for fiscal 2005. Standard Mail outpaced First-Class Mail for the first time in history with 101 bln pieces of Standard Mail compared to 98 bln in First-Class Mail. First-Class Mail grew slightly in 2005 after three years of decline.