UK Mail saw a 25% year-on-year increase in daily parcels volume during the first quarter of this year, the post and parcel carrier has revealed.

The firm’s interim management statement, covering the period from 1 April to 30 June 2013, and published today, shows that group turnover for the first quarter was up 6% on the same period last year.

Its parcels division performed well, with daily volume rising by a quarter. It also expects moderate growth in volumes as the year progresses.

Turnover in its mail division was down slightly, despite an increase in volume compared with last year’s figures. However, UK Mail said it had a “good pipeline” of new business opportunities for the division.

Turnover in both its courier division and its pallet network, UK Pallets, declined in comparison to the same period last year, which it said was in line with expectations.

The company said in a statement: “As our industry continues to evolve, we continue to be confident that we can use our inherent strengths to adapt to the opportunities and gain further market share.”

UK Mail saw an 18% increase in pre-tax profit last year, with a 17% increase in parcel volumes.