Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index

Parcel shipping reaches 159bn in volume globally in 2021 and will most likely reach 256 billion by 2027

Our index measures parcel volume and spend for business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-business and consumer consigned shipments with weight up to 31.5kg (70 pounds) across 13 countries.

Discover parcel volume by each country below

Americas

• 21.5bn parcels in 2021
• 683 parcels per second 
• 59 mn parcels per day 
• 65 parcels per person 
• 166 parcels per household 

• 1.5 bn parcels in 2021
• 47 parcels per second
• 4 mn parcels per day
• 39 parcels per person
• 140 parcels per household

• 1.5 bn parcels in 2021
• 47 parcels per second
• 4 mn parcels per day
• 7 parcels per person
• 20 parcels per household

Map highlighting America

Europe

• 5.4bn parcels in 2021
• 171 parcels per second
• 15mn parcels per day
• 80 parcels per person
• 192 parcels per household

• 1.7bn parcels in 2021
• 52 parcels per second
• 4.5mn parcels per day
• 25 parcels per person
• 55 parcels per household

• 4.5bn parcels in 2021
• 143 parcels per second
• 12mn parcels per day
• 54 parcels per person
• 111 parcels per household

• 1.4bn parcels in 2021
• 46 parcels per second
• 4mn parcels per day
• 24 parcels per person
• 55 parcels per household

• 227mn parcels in 2021
• 7 parcels per second
• 621k parcels per day
• 22 parcels per person
• 47 parcels per household

• 114m parcels in 2021
• 4 parcels per second
• 312k parcels per day
• 21 parcels per person
• 45 parcels per household

Map highlighting UK, France, Germany, Italy Sweden and Norway

Asia

• 1.1 bn parcels in 2021
• 34 parcels per second
• 2.9 mn parcels per day
• 42 parcels per person
• 107 parcels per household

• 108bn parcels in 2021
• 3434 parcels per second
• 297mn parcels per day
• 77 parcels per person
• 218 parcels per household

• 2.67bn parcels in 2021
• 85 parcels per second
• 7.3mn parcels per day
• 1.9 parcels per person
• 11 parcels per household

• 9.2bn parcels in 2021
• 293 parcels per second
• 25mn parcels per day
• 74 parcels per person
• 173 parcels per household

Asia map

2021 global shipping data

The Pitney Bowes Parcel Shipping Index measures parcel volume and spend for business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-business and consumer consigned shipments with weight up to 31.5kg (70 pounds) across 13 countries.

Shipping Index Contacts
John Spadafora
Pitney Bowes US
+1 518 708 3466
John.spadafora@pb.com
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Marifer Rodriguez
Pitney Bowes US
+1 203 351 7416
Marifer.rodriguez@pb.com
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Gehna Sawhney
Pitney Bowes India & Europe
+91 9810798731
Gehna.sawhney@pb.com
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Aye Verckens
Pitney Bowes Australia
+61 2 9475 3328
Aye.Verckens@pb.com
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