Business senders sent 96% of the total volume of national letterbox mail !
Updated: Oct 14, 2020
The growth in the number of parcels compensates for the shrinkage in the number of letters. This is stated in the Post & Parcels Monitor that the Dutch Authority for Consumer & Market (ACM) publishes today.
The volume of parcels sent increased by 12.83% in 2019. This continues the trend of growth in this market. The volume of consumer and business letterbox mail fell in 2019, as in previous years. The growth in the number of parcels compensates for the decline in the volume of letters. This is stated in the Post & Parcels Monitor published today by the Authority for Consumer & Market (ACM).
"Volume of parcel increased again in 2019, showing the transformation continues in the postal sector" said Jack Hamande
Seven letters per person
Consumers sent an average of seven letters and cards per person last year; in 2018 there were still eight. For consumers, sending mail became more expensive. In 2019, the price of a stamp was €0.87, compared to €0.83 in 2018.
"For domestic parcels, the average price per item remained virtually the same compared to 2018 !"
Business senders sent 96% of the total volume of national letterbox mail. The volume of business mail fell by 7% to 2.05 billion items in 2019. Prices for business mail that has to be delivered quickly have risen annually since 2015.
576 million parcels were transported in 2019, generating 10% more turnover than in 2018, a total of €2.79 billion. For domestic parcels (both shipping address and delivery address in the Netherlands), the average price of €3.75 per item remained virtually the same compared to 2018. For cross-border parcels, the price paid in 2019 was 5% less per item than in the previous year, i.e. €8.13.