Express delivery sector handles over 60b parcels in 2019

China's courier industry has delivered a total of 60 billion parcels in 2019 as of Monday morning, according to real-time monitoring data from the State Post Bureau (SPB).

A postal worker packs mail at the township branch of China Post in Chunhua township of Hunchun city, Northeast China's Jilin province, Feb 19, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

The figures indicate that the number of per capita express packages exceeded 42 this year.

China's express delivery market has posted continuous expansion in recent years, with 20,000 express delivery enterprises and more than 3 million employees, said Feng Lihu, spokesperson with the SPB.

Over 30,000 express delivery outlets have been set up in townships across the country so far, covering 96 percent of all such localities, the SPB's data showed.