The Results of Handling Courier Services in 2020 have been Announced. The number of units handled has expanded to 4,863.47 million.
On August 6, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced the handling results of courier services in 2020. "The consumption at home" has increased as the COVID-19 has expanded. In addition, the online shopping market expanded, the number of units handled increased significantly by 11.9% from the previous year to 4,863.47 million units. In addition, the number of books handled by mail service decreased by 9.9% to 4.2 billion and 33,870 books, which is affected by the decrease in demand for direct mails and catalog sending due to the spread of the Internet. Regarding truck transportation, Yamato Transport, Sagawa Express, and Japan Post still rank high, accounting for 94.8% of the total.
Source: The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism "About the handling record of courier service in Reiwa 2nd year" (August 6, 2021) （link available in Japanese only）
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