U.S. Post Office plans to raise stamp price to 58 cents

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) logo is pictured on a mail box

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Postal Service said on Friday it plans to raise the price of a first-class postage stamp to 58 cents, from 55 cents, to offset falling revenues as volumes drop.

In the past 10 years, mail volume has sunk 28%, USPS said in a statement, and is continuing to fall.

Prices for postcards, international letters and other services will increase as well, effective Aug. 29.

(Reporting by Chris Sanders; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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