China has witnessed remarkable progress in its postal sector over the past 70 years.
Over 50.7 billion parcels were delivered in 2018 through express delivery, and the average annual growth of the express delivery industry stood at 41.5 percent in the past 30 years. The volume of parcels delivered in 2018 was larger than the aggregate volume of developed economies including the United States, Japan and Europe, contributing over 50 percent to global courier growth.
The country's postal infrastructures saw notable expansion from 1949 to 2018. Postal service branches increased 9.4 times over the past seven decades, reaching 275,000 across the country. Thanks to over 70 years' efforts, China has direct postal communication with over 200 countries and regions, up from 26 before 1949.