Lithuania Post reports 12.5% increase in postal items
Lithuania Post has reported that it handled 60.3m postal items in 2015, which was up 12.5% on the 53.5m postal items sent and received in 2014. Rasa Radzevičienė, the Directress of Postal Operations Division of Lithuania Post, commented: “An increased deluge of postal items has been mostly influenced by Lithuania Post collaboration with international logistics and courier companies operating in the Chinese market, delivering postal items from China to European countries.”
E-commerce packages from China have accounted for a growing proportion of Lithuanian’s postal volumes in recent years. In 2015, according to Lithuania Post, China accounted for 45% of all incoming international postal items. After China, the main countries of origin for postal items coming into Lithuania include Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Holland and Poland.
“Mainly, these items are purchases from foreign e-shops,” added Radzevičienė.
Meanwhile, the main destinations for outgoing postal items from Lithuania have remained large unchanged from 2014.
“In 2015, the biggest part of items from Lithuania was shipped to Great Britain, the country containing the largest number of Lithuanian emigrants,” said Lithuania Post. “Items sent to Great Britain made up 16% of all the international items sent via Lithuania Post, 12% of all the international items were sent to Germany, 11% to the USA, 7% to Latvia and 6% to Poland.”