Faculty staff and students get their parcels at a make-shift collecting point in an indoor tennis court at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) in Nanjing, east China's JiangsuProvince, Nov. 13, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Bo)
BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) – East China's Jiangsu Province registered rapid growths in its postal business volume and revenue during the first three months of the year, local authorities revealed on Monday.
In the first quarter of 2021, Jiangsu's local express delivery firms handled 1.81 billion parcels, surging 66.4 percent from one year earlier.
The business revenue of the sector amounted to 18.06 billion yuan, jumped 43.1 percent from the same period last year.
Parcels delivered within the same city in the province reached 240 million pieces in the first three months of the year, up 16.4 percent year on year, while the volume of parcel deliveries between different cities surged 79.2 percent to 1.56 billion pieces, accounting for 86.1 percent of the total.
Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the province's international parcel deliveries as well as towards Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and Taiwan dropped 2.3 percent year on year to 9.638 million pieces in the first quarter.
Suzhou and Nanjing, major cities in Jiangsu, also achieved remarkable growth in express delivery volume, surging by 50.6 percent and 49.2 percent in the first three months of 2021, respectively.
(Edited by Jiang Feifan with Xinhua Silk Road, firstname.lastname@example.org)