Hotline: Figures from Direct Mail Information Service

According to figures from the Direct Mail Information Service, direct mail staged a recovery in the final quarter of 2005 as both expenditure and volumes rose on the previous year. In the three months to December 2005, year-on-year expenditure rose 2.4 per cent to £691.23 million. Volume grew 0.7 per cent to 1.237 billion items.