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Year-to-Date GMAT® Volume Tops 100,000

The GMAT® volume through June 30, 2004—100,462 worldwide—shows a decline of 7.02% when compared with the number of tests taken during the same time period in 2003.

The number of tests taken so far in 2004 in the United States shows a decline of 3.95% from testing volume during the first half of 2003.

Outside the United States, the decline in testing volume is more pronounced—13.29%. The following table displays the four-year trend in GMAT® volume for the first half of each calendar year:

The current worldwide volume is closest to the GMAT® worldwide volume during the first half of calendar year 2003.

The number of GMAT® tests taken in the United States during the first half of calendar year 2004 is close to the number of tests taken in the United States during the first half of 2001.

The current international volume is less than the international volume experienced during the first half of each of the calendar years studied. Data suggest that this decline in testing volume is primarily the result of declines in test taking in China, Japan, and Canada.

 

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