Revenue in the Parcel Germany Business Unit amounted to €2,574 million and was thus on par with the prior year’s figure of €2,582 million. Thanks to the growth of online sales, we increased revenue in the German parcel market despite the crisis amongst traditional mail-order companies, an important customer group. In the case of Quelle GmbH, the crisis even resulted in liquidation. In the private customer business, total volumes grew slightly. In international business, we transferred Europlus – a parcel product – to the EXPRESS division, resulting in total revenue in the Parcel Germany Business Unit only reaching the prior-year level.
|A.39 Parcel Germany: volumes|
|2008||2009||+/– %||Q 4 2008||Q 4 2009||+/– %|
|Business customer parcels||661||648||–2.0||189||183||–3.2|
|Private customer parcels||112||113||0.9||37||37||0.0|