11 Jan 2024 15:16

Ukrainian Postal Service's revenue sees increase by 1.9 bln hryvni in 2023

MOSCOW. Jan 11 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Postal Service increased its revenue by 1.9 billion hryvni to 11.9 billion hryvni in 2023, thus surpassing the previous all-time high of 11.1 billion hryvni posted in 2021, Ukrainian media said, citing a statement on the Restoration Ministry's website that quotes Ukrainian Postal Service General Director Igor Smelyansky.

"The number of sent parcels grew 40% in 2023. I should also mention 15 million parcels delivered by Ukrainian Postal Service and Ukrainian Railways together - this is a convenient and effective way of collaboration between the two state-run companies," Smelyansky said.

Additionally, a 40% increase in the number of money transfers was reported.

Ukrainian Postal Service delivered 41.5 million parcels and provided 9.3 million money transfers in 2022.

Smelyansky named adjustment of air traffic with the United States among other achievements of last year. "This is important for our businessman, considering that over 1 million Ukrainian goods are successfully sold at U.S. marketplaces," he said.

Smelyansky noted the importance of loan agreements with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) totaling 63 million euros and the European Investment Bank totaling 30 million euros.

The company reported increasing the number of mobile offices to 1,864 with 200 locations.

Digitalization is a key area of work in 2024, Smelyansky said. In his words, the company plans to offer digital services in 100% of Ukrainian cities and villages and to ensure 100% automatic sorting of parcels owing to 18 new sorting centers.

If allowed, Ukrainian Postal Services will provide bank and drug delivery services in 100% of cities and villages, the statement said.