File photo shows robots sort parcels at the sorting center of an express delivery company in Yingdong Economic Development Zone of Fuyang, east China's Anhui Province. (Xinhua/Wang Biao)
BEIJING, July 17 (Xinhua) -- China's postal industry registered accelerated revenue and business volume growth in the first half of 2021, official data shows.
From January to June, the sector's business revenue totaled 614.39 billion yuan (about 95.05 billion U.S. dollars), up 22.2 percent year on year, according to a statement released by the State Post Bureau.
The sector's business volume jumped 34.4 percent from the same period last year to 642.47 billion yuan in the first half, according to the statement.
In June alone, the sector's business revenue and volume respectively climbed 13.6 percent and 22.9 percent.
China's express delivery firms handled 49.39 billion parcels in the first six months, up 45.8 percent from one year earlier.
Their business revenue during the period reached 484.21 billion yuan, up 26.6 percent year on year, the statement added. Enditem