Express deliveries surge over holiday period
China Daily

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 express delivery industry witnessed a rise over the National Day holiday thanks to a resurgence in consumer demand, the State Post Bureau said on Friday.

About 1.82 billion parcels were collected nationwide during the eight-day holiday period, marking a year-on-year rise of 53 percent, the bureau said in a news release. A total of 1.8 billion parcels were delivered over the break, up 63 percent year-on-year.

The bureau said consumption has increased after the COVID-19 pandemic was brought under control on the mainland.

Purchases of products such as food and daily supplies surged during the holiday, boosting demand for express delivery services, the bureau said.

It added that the express delivery industry has experienced rapid growth since February.