Posten Norge dealing with “abnormally high uncertainty”
The Group had organic growth in 2022 of 4.5 per cent. Revenues totalled NOK 23 429 million. Compared to 2021, this represents a decrease of 5.2 per cent, mostly as a result of the sale of Frigoscandia Sverige at the end of 2021. The sold business had NOK 2 568 million in revenues in 2021.
“We are very satisfied that we have won new large customers and increased our market share in a demanding market. It’s also gratifying that Posten Norge demonstrates high delivery quality, satisfied customers and a high level of public trust”, says Group CEO Tone Wille of Posten Norge.
2022 was characterised by geopolitical conditions that created considerable instability in the market and record-high energy prices. High inflation and rising interest rates have weakened household purchasing power and prospects for economic growth. This has affected supply chains throughout the logistics industry and Posten Norge’s financial results.
Adjusted operating profit for 2022 was NOK 439 million, a decrease of NOK 1 086 million on the historically good results of 2021. The challenging market conditions and significantly higher costs for the transport industry are expected to continue in the future.
“In order to deal with abnormally high uncertainty going forward, we will balance the need for increased cost efficiency with development measures that ensure long-term competitiveness. We believe in continued growth, and will prioritise investments in increased capacity and service development”, says CEO Wille.
Doubled growth in Nordic package volume over the past three years
In 2022, logistics volumes have remained sound despite a demanding market situation. Parcel volumes from online shopping grew by 7 per cent. From 2019 to 2022, we have almost doubled our Nordic parcel volumes. Growth was particularly high in Sweden in 2022.
The volume of addressed mail decreased by 11 per cent in 2022.