Package Delivery Industry


To identify statistics and data regarding the growth of the package delivery industry.

Early Findings

  • The volume of parcels delivered globally increased by 10.8% between 2017 and 2018, resulting in a total of 87 million parcels delivered world-wide in 2018.
  • Parcel delivery volume is expected to total 200 billion packages world-wide in 2025. Using a CAGR calculator, it was determined that this represents 12.63% annual growth.
  • Revenue generated by the global parcel industry in 2018 was $380 billion, an increase of 11.8% over 2017 revenues, which were $340 billion.
  • A major driver of this growth is e-commerce, which accounted for 13% of retail purchases in 2019 and is expected to make up 20% of retail purchase by 2025.


We found some proprietary research from one of our data partners which may be helpful:
  • Courier, Express, and Parcel Market by Customer Type and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2019-2023 (Technavio, $2,500)
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