Postal Service (Total Letters Handled)

Based on a comparison of 25 countries in 2011, Germany ranked the highest in letters handled by postal service with 14,800 mil followed by Italy and Netherlands. On the other end of the scale was Malta with 43.6 mil, Bulgaria with 48.0 mil and Macedonia with 70.2 mil.

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Country Unit 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Austria mil ... ... ... ... ... ...    
Bulgaria mil   ... 71.8 83.7 82.1 61.6    
Croatia mil   278 299 327 317 292    
Czech Republic mil   887 930 927 947 893    
Denmark mil   1,414 1,367 1,275 1,207 1,096    
Estonia mil ... ... 117 120 115 99.7    
European Union mil   45,667 46,172 45,573 ... ...    
Finland mil   2,154 2,140 2,138 2,116 2,008    
Germany mil   15,760 17,000 16,000 16,000 14,800    
Greece mil   634 652 682 674 659    
Hungary mil   782 824 808 820 785    
Ireland mil   655 710 769 756 736    
Italy mil   6,081 5,474 5,695 ... ... ...  
Latvia mil   74.3 68.1 69.5 79.3 56.0    
Lithuania mil ... ... 120 116 110 93.9    
Luxembourg mil   177 181 188 195 187    
Macedonia mil ... ... ... ... 37.4 38.7    
Malta mil   59.5 53.6 48.4 47.2 44.5    
Netherlands mil   5,300 4,918 4,701 4,693 4,473    
Norway mil   1,511 1,247 1,135 ... ... ... ...
Poland mil   1,702 1,634 1,826 1,840 1,787    
Portugal mil   1,301 1,239 1,208 1,193 1,128    
Romania mil   282 330 393 622 342    
Slovakia mil   374 376 414 429 423    
Slovenia mil   393 398 425 408 378    
Spain mil   5,151 5,078 5,211 5,095 4,624    
Sweden mil   2,433 2,450 2,432 2,350 2,168