The World Post Day is celebrated on October 9. China's postal sector has undergone substantial improvement in the past decade. The postal sector's business revenue rocketed from 198.09 billion yuan (about $27.9 billion) to more than 1.26 trillion yuan in the past 10 years, with an average annual growth rate of 22.9%.
Postal services had covered all administrative villages in the country by the end of the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), laying a foundation for the country's fight against poverty and the pursuit of rural revitalization.
Over the last decade, China's annual express delivery volume surged from 5.7 billion parcels to 108.3 billion parcels, ranking first in the world for eight consecutive years.
The ever-growing express delivery market has called for higher capacity and efficiency in handling parcels. For instance, robots have assisted workers in sorting goods.
The rise of China's postal sector in the past 10 years also came with a "green revolution." By the end of 2020, the use of e-waybills had basically achieved full coverage in the postal sector and more than 70% of the e-commerce parcels had not used secondary packaging.