China's postal industry logged a steady increase in business revenue in the first four months of this year, official data showed.
During the period, the postal sector saw its business revenue rise 6.3 percent year on year to 421.97 billion yuan (about 63 billion U.S. dollars), according to data from the State Post Bureau.
In April alone, business revenue of this sector came in at 95.09 billion yuan, down 4.9 percent from a year ago.
China's courier companies handled a total of 31.71 billion parcels in the January-April period, an increase of 4.2 percent. Their business volume declined 11.9 percent last month to 7.48 billion parcels.