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U.S. Postal Service - revenue 2004-2020

Between the fiscal year of 2004 and 2019, annual revenue of the U.S. Postal Services (USPS) fluctuated around 70 billion U.S. dollars. In the fiscal year of 2020, the USPS generated annual revenue of over 73.1 billion U.S. dollars.

Past and present of USPS

USPS was formed in 1971 as an independent agency in the U.S. to provide country-wide postal services. In the fiscal year of 2019, U.S. Postal Services made over 12.5 billion U.S. dollars in revenue from its priority mail services. In that same year, the company’s mail volume was equivalent to over 129 billion total mail units but has been declining since 2006 continuously.

Global postal services and USPS

Postal services provide one of the major means of communication and transportation between individuals. In 2018, the global postal industry revenue amounted to over 409 billion euros worldwide. In that same year, the global courier, express and parcel (CEP) market was worth over 306 billion euros. Globally three postal companies are considered as legacy providers - FedEx, UPS, and DHL. In 2018, the global market share of USPS was considerably lower than the other legacy providers, where DHL, FedEx and UPS held 39, 30 and 22 percent of the total market respectively.

United States Postal Service's revenue from 2004 to 2020

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Release date

November 2020


United States

Survey time period

2004 to 2020

Special properties

fiscal year ends September 30.

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2016 were taken from previous editions.
Values have been rounded.

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