Lithuanian Post reports domestic postal volumes up by a fifth
More than 20m domestic postal items were sent via Lithuania Post in the first half of this year, up 18% on 2015. The Directress of Postal Operations Division Rasa Radzeviciene commented: “The biggest impact for an increased flow of postal items has e-trade. In recent years, online shopping has become increasingly popular. Abundantly sent purchases from e-stores, and exchange of clothing and other items, which has become progressively popular among residents, annually increase the volume of items.”
Lithuania Post also reported that the number of items received from abroad during the first six months has slightly dropped by 6%. The vast majority of items continue to arrive from China. Postal items coming from China via Lithuania Post account for nearly a half (46%) – of all international postal items. After China, the next main countires were Poland (11%), Germany (6%) and Holland (5%).
Meanwhile, the trends in outgoing postal items from Lithuania to foreign countries have not changed for the past few years. “A majority of items sent from our country go to countries having numerous communities of Lithuanian emigrants: Great Britain, the USA, Poland, and Latvia,” Radzeviciene said.