Deutsche Post unveils latest “Letter prices in Europe” survey

Deutsche Post unveils latest “Letter prices in Europe” survey

Deutsche Post has reported that its newly-published study shows that “letter prices in Germany remain some of the most reasonable in Europe”. According to Deutsche Post’s 14th Letter prices in Europe survey, which examines prices for standard letters in all 28 European member states as well as in Norway, Switzerland and Iceland: “Only in five other countries, most of which are significantly smaller than Germany, is the price for a standard letter lower whereas customers in 24 other countries have to pay more for letter mail than in Germany. The most expensive price is in Bulgaria, the cheapest in Malta.”

Furthermore, Deutsche Post claimed that letter mail prices in Europe, when adjusted for inflation, have risen by more than 22% the last ten years, whereas they have “dropped 4% in Germany – despite a rise in the price of postage to 62 euro cents at the start of the year”.

Explaining its methodology for the survey, Deutsche Post said that “first, simple, nominal letter prices are compared with one another, and here German postage (at 62 euro cents) lies in the mid-range”. However, the company claimed that: “If other essential factors are then incorporated into the investigation, such as the differences in purchasing power and labor costs in the individual countries, it becomes clear that the price of a standard letter in Germany is one of the cheapest in Europe.”

The Deutsche Post Letter prices in Europe survey is available for download on the company’s website. Click here to access.

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