Royal Mail sees letters drop-off offset by parcel volume rise


Rising parcel volume almost offset the fall in Royal Mail’s letters volume, a trading statement for the nine months ended 27 December 2015 said. The carrier said performance was “in line with expectations” after parcels volume in December 2015 grew 6% year-on-year, with Royal Mail handling more than 150m parcels throughout the month. Parcels volume in the carrier’s UKPIL (UK) operation saw an increase of 1%, however the 2% in decline in letters volume brought overall turnover down 1% on […]