For the first time, packages and express services accounted for the highest postal sector turnover, which exceeds letters, according to the Post Office and the Belgian Telecommunication Institute (2017 Postal Observatory). BIPT).
The first market, however, has had a significant increase last year, the latter has an inverse phenomenon. The market was very concentrated last year, according to the findings of the Observatory, looking at the state of the postal sector. The four main service providers (bpost, UPS, DHL Express and DPD) hold 83.5% of the ordinary market, compared to 91.4% of 2010. Excluding packets and express segments, much more competitive, 67.3%.
The letter sent had 45% of the total bill of the sector, compared to 49% in 2016. Plots and explicit segments accounted for 50% of the final revenue, a figure that was 46% a year ago. In the end, home-press distribution created 5% of revenue.
Compared to 2010, the envelope had a 17 percentage point lower percentage, excluding the participation and explicit segment, the biggest decrease in 2017 (4 points), the BIPT data.
In 2017, parks and segments grew by 19.2%, with 205 million items (172 million items in 2016). Between 2010 and 2017, the number of shipments doubled.