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. Industry revenue is expected to expand over the five years through 2015-16 at a compound annual rate of 3.5%. Revenue is projected to grow by 3.3% to £24.7 billion in the current year.
Licensed and non-licensed postal operators and courier companies in this industry pick up, sort, transport and deliver letters and parcels. Operators distribute advertising material, newspapers and periodicals. Postal activities under the Universal Service Obligation are included.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.