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IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index - March 2017

Reporting February 2017 Performance

The first green shoot of spring as delivery growth increases

  • A strong year-on-year volume growth of 15.8% for February has moved us ahead of our 11% rolling forecast for 2017, to 13.3% for the first two months of the year.
  • Within this we have seen the highest use of Specified Day (including Next Day) delivery services of any February since the start of the index
  • The increase in Next Day delivery may also be a reason why unadjusted on time delivery performance is below that of last year.
  • Cross-border order volumes and average order values continue to increase, driven by the relative weakness of sterling against other major currencies.