IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index - July 2017

Reporting June 2017 Performance

Warm weather drives an early seasonal volume peak

  • This month has performed in line with expectations for the Delivery Index with volume growth of 21% year-on-year with the fine weather this June contributing to a cumulative growth for 2017 of 16.5%.
  • This is likely to be the reason for the drop in performance levels for ‘on time’ and ‘first time’ delivery although this may not be across all carriers.
  • Next Day and Economy services continue to share this volume equally but with the highest June volumes in the history of the Index, Next Day volumes are also at record levels for this time of year which may also have contributed to performance levels.
  • Average order values continue to hold up well for UK and non-UK orders, although the proportion of orders going to non-EU destinations has fallen back as sterling strengthens against some major currencies.