Volume market share of domestic parcel transport Netherlands 2015-2017, by company

PostNL, a mail and parcel company providing delivery in the Netherlands, saw its volume market share increase to 65 percent in 2017. It is the leading parcel transporter domestically. The German company DHL held a volume market share of 30 percent in 2017. Similar results are observed in the revenue market share of domestic parcel transport in the Netherlands. PostNL and DHL held a 65.5 and 30 percent market share respectively, whereas DPD and GLS had both a share of 10.5 percent.

Increase in revenue of volume parcel industry

The revenue of the parcel industry in the Netherlands grew annually between 2012 and 2017 and as of 2017, the revenue amounted to approximately 1.16 billion euros. Outbound parcel revenue also saw an annual increase in this period, despite a slight decrease in 2015. In terms of the total volume of the parcel industry, domestic parcels delivered increased to 295 million units in 2017, whereas outbound parcels reached 125 million units.

Growth in parcels PostNL

PostNL saw the parcels grow significantly between 2014 to 2017. In 2014, PostNL had a parcel growth rate of 8.4 percent. By 2017, this increased to 17.2 percent, roughly twice as much as in 2014.

Total volume market share of domestic parcel transport in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2017, by company

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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

2015 to 2017

Number of respondents

4 respondents

Special properties

registered parcel services

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

The source does not provide any information regarding percentage points exceeding 100 percent.

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