IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index - April 2017

Reporting March 2017 Performance

Record growth for March delivery volumes

  • This month the Delivery Index has provided a record ‘March – March’ increase of 22.7% in delivery volumes, pushing well ahead of our 11% full year growth forecast to give 16.5% for the first quarter.
  • Some of this year-on-year growth may be due to the timing of Easter which fell April this year but coupled with improving order values, especially in the UK, this can be taken as a sign of current consumer confidence.
  • It appears that the impending triggering of article 50 at the end of the month did not worry shoppers and the budget at the start of the month has not dampened demand either.
  • The snap general election that has just been announced could have an impact over the next two months.