Postal and courier activities revenue in the United Kingdom 2011-2023

Postal and courier activities revenue in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2023 (in billion U.S. Dollars)

by Philipp Huhn, last edited Oct 16, 2019
Postal and courier activities revenue in the United Kingdom 2011-2023 In a trend that has gained strong momentum over the last decade, shoppers all around the world have been flocking to e-Commerce websites and the scenario is no different in the UK. This has helped boost the value of the country’s postal and courier services industry, which is expected to experience steady growth over the period 2018-2023.

Royal Mail is the market leader

Turnover in the sector is dominated by Royal Mail, Hermes, Yodel and Amazon, with a combined share of 71% in 2017. This was underpinned by a continuous increase in the number of parcels sent to consumers throughout the country, now the single largest market segment, having overtaken the historically larger B2B segment. E-Commerce sales accounted for over 18% of total retail sales in the UK in 2018, having risen from just over 14% in 2015. Interestingly, Royal Mail’s position as the market leader has been further strengthened by the withdrawal of its largest competitor Whistl, from the provision of end-to-end letter delivery services, the market of which is slowly on the decline .
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Postal and courier activities revenue in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2023 (in billion U.S. Dollars)

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