WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
                      PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16 OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

                                For June 27, 2006

                                   BUNZL PLC
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

                (Jurisdiction of incorporation or organisation)

                        110 Park Street, London W1K 6NX
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual
reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                         Form 20-F..X..   Form 40-F.....

(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934.)

                               Yes .....   No ..X..

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in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): )

                                 NOT APPLICABLE



1.  Press release dated June 27, 2006  -  Trading Statement

                                                                    27 June 2006

                           BUNZL PRE CLOSE STATEMENT

Bunzl plc, the international distribution and outsourcing Group, is updating the
market today prior to entering the close period for the six months to 30 June

The Company announces that:

*    Overall trading is expected to be in line with market estimates.

*    Revenue in North America  remains strong aided by good  underlying  growth,
     supported  by  upward  pressure  from  product  prices,  and the  impact of
     recently acquired  businesses.  The acquisitions made in the second half of
     2005, at lower than the Group's average margins, are now largely integrated
     on to the Company's IT platform and are expected to show benefits in future

*    In the UK and Ireland, revenue is growing despite weaker market conditions.
     Tight  cost  control,   supported  by  additional  operating  efficiencies,
     continues to offset rising operating costs.

*    Revenue  in  Continental   Europe  continues  to  develop  well  due  to  a
     combination  of good organic  growth across all countries and the impact of

*    Strong overall revenue growth in Australasia has resulted from satisfactory
     underlying  performance and the effect of acquisitions made since the first
     half of 2005. As previously announced for comparison purposes,  the revenue
     and  operating  profit  for  Australasia  for the  first  half of 2005 were
     GBP47.2 million and GBP3.3 million respectively.

*    Year-to-date  the  Company has  announced  four  acquisitions,  one in each
     Business  Area.  The  acquisition  outlook  remains  promising  and further
     activity is expected in the coming period.

Bunzl's strategy of pursuing organic growth, continuing to refine its operating
model, expanding international sourcing and growing through acquisitions will
continue to allow the Group to progress satisfactorily.


Bunzl plc                                     Finsbury
Michael Roney, Chief Executive                Roland Rudd
Brian May, Finance Director                   Morgan Bone
Tel: 020 7495 4950                            Tel: 020 7251 3801


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                              BUNZL PLC

Date:  June 27, 2006                          By:__/s/ Michael Roney__

                                              Title:   Chief Executive Officer