Because of the Ukraine war and Corona
Post transported fewer parcels and letters in 2022 than in the previous year
In 2022, Swiss Post transported around 194 million parcels and 1.75 billion letters. That was four percent less than in 2021.
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Despite a slight decline: In the run-up to Christmas, the Post still transports a large number of parcels, for example in the Frauenfeld parcel center shown. (Archive image from December 13, 2022)
The Post explains the decline in parcel deliveries with depressed consumer sentiment since the Ukraine war, according to a statement on Tuesday. In 2022, global supply bottlenecks as a result of the corona pandemic would also have meant that many retailers were unable to order their goods with delays or at all.
While the number of parcels delivered has recently been rising annually, a downward trend has been noticeable in the letters delivered for some time. In the last ten years, the volume of letters has fallen by around a third, according to the statement.
Swiss Post assumes that the number of parcels will increase again in the future and the number of letters will continue to decrease. In 2022, it therefore created 230 new jobs for the sorting and delivery of parcels and opened two new regional parcel centers in Rümlang ZH and Buchs AG.