Post Office Statistics

The Royal Mail has enjoyed a long and illustrious lifetime, though the rise of the internet and social media are dramatically decreasing demand for physical mail. From the 1920’s to 2006 the Post Office saw increases in delivery numbers for most of the time. In 1920, 558 million letters were delivered, which rocketed to 8 billion in 1938 and 10 billion in 1959. There was a small lull in the 1970’s, but from the 1980’s the company increased by an extra 5 billion letters per decade, with a whopping 20 billion letters sent in 2004. Numbers are now dropping in what is looking to be a permanent trend, with a current number of around 16.6 billion.

Post Office Statistics

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