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Postal & Courier Activities in the UK: Market Research Report

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Postal & Courier Activities Market Research Report | SIC H53.000 | Jun 2016

Handle with care: Operators must adapt to changing conditions in order to remain successful

IBISWorld’s Postal & Courier Activities market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Royal Mail Holdings plc Royal Mail Holdings plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK Postal and Courier Activities industry collects, sorts, transports and delivers letters, parcels and other items. The delivery of parcels and other specialist courier services accounts for the majority of industry revenue. Traditional postal delivery, which consists of personal, business, transactional and marketing post, constitutes a relatively small part of the industry, and this segment has declined over the past five years. Nevertheless, industry revenue is expected to expand at a compound annual rate of 1.6% over the five years through 2016-17. Revenue is projected to grow by 0.4% to £22.2 billion in the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Although the postal market was opened to full competition in 2006, Royal Mail continues to account for the largest share of industry revenue, at an estimated 34.2% in 2016-17. It is also still the only company subject to the Universal Service Obligation (USO), regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom). The industry is regarded as having a moderate level of market share concentration, since the top four players are estimated to account for 45.1% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Over the past five years, the level of market share concentration has diluted primarily because Royal Mail's market share has fallen. Competition has intensified as number of competing companies have gained market share, albeit at a slower rate. Sev.. purchase to read more


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What is the Postal & Courier Activities Industry?

Licensed and non-licensed postal operators and courier companies in this industry pick up, sort, transport and deliver letters and parcels but also bulk materials, documents and medical supplies. Operators distribute advertising material, newspapers and periodicals. Postal activities under the Universal Service Obligation are included.

Industry Products
Other courier servicesLetter deliveryMarketing mail deliveryBusiness-to-business deliveryBusiness-to-consumer parcel deliveryConsumer-to-consumer parcel delivery
Industry Activities
Collecting letters and parcels from public letter boxesCollecting letters and parcels from post officesSorting letters and parcelsTransporting letters and parcelsDelivering letters and parcelsCourier servicesHome delivery servicesDistributing advertising material, newspapers and periodicals

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