UPU Stats Indicate Letterpost Still Important to Revenue
Posted on December 5th, 2014

   01.12.2014 - Despite decline, letter-post still contributes more than 40 per cent of postal revenues, latest UPU statistics show.

Posts continue to reap the benefits of e-commerce as the Universal Postal Union’s latest postal statistics for 2013 show sustained growth in global parcel volumes.

Worldwide parcel traffic last year reached 6.7 billion items, up 3.7 per cent from 2012. The bulk came from the domestic side or 6.6 billion items, representing an increase of 3.7 per cent. International parcels also went up to 67 million items, growing by 5.8 per cent since 2012.

Parcel volumes increased in all regions of the world, except in Africa and Asia-Pacific, where slight decreases were observed. This could be due to infrastructure difficulties on the one hand and intense competition on the other, explained UPU Economist José Ansón.

Link to entire press release http://news.upu.int/no_cache/nd/the-changing-makeup-of-the-letter-carriers-mailbag/

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