Record turnover in the German courier industry

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Record turnover in the German courier industry

Due to the growing e-commerce market, the parcel delivery industry is reporting a record turnover in Germany. 

Thanks to the dynamically developing e-commerce in Germany, the number of courier parcels is growing every year. According to the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), the German KEP industry generated EUR 18.78 billion last year, i.e. EUR 1.12 billion more than in 2018 (i.e. around 6%) – reports the transport and logistics portal dvz. de.

According to the Federal Association for Electronic Commerce and Shipping (BEVH), in 2019, Germany ordered goods worth a total of EUR 94 billion, i.e. 10% higher than a year ago. 

An average German gets 24 parcels a year

Statistically, an average German resident receives an average of 24 parcels a year, which is the highest number of all countries in Europe – according to a study carried out last year by the consulting company McKinsey.Germany was only overtaken by the Chinese, who achieved an average result of 70 shipments per year per person. 

Great Britain (22) and the United States (21) are also at the forefront behind Germany. Austria (14), the Netherlands (12), Switzerland and Belgium (9) are the next. 

E-commerce is the reason for the courier delivery boom. As predicted by experts from McKinsey, by 2030, the global e-commerce market will grow by 10 percent per year, i.e. five times faster than retail. 

The dynamic development of online sales will have a significant impact on the logistics industry because 70-80 percent of goods purchased online are delivered by couriers.

Photo: Mark Ashmann/ Wikimedia Commons

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