We conduct operations on the communications and logistics markets in the Nordic region. The communications market is undergoing a structural change with increased digitization and a sharp fall in letter volumes. The logistics market is characterized by growth and a low level of consolidation. The market trend gives rise to new and altered business opportunities.
The communications market
PostNord is one of the single largest operators on the communications market in Sweden and Denmark.
The communications market is characterized by fierce competition. Digital alternatives are replacing physical mailings and letter volumes are falling worldwide.
In Denmark, the decline in volumes has been especially sharp in recent years. This is in part due to the fact that society and the business community have taken extensive measures to create digital infrastructures and new e-services for communication.
The type of coordinated digitization strategies that are driving substitution in Denmark have still not been established on the Swedish market. But volumes have also fallen considerably in Sweden over the past few years. To date, however, demand for mail as a strong communication channel has been more robust in Sweden than in Denmark.
Volumes are expected to continue falling throughout the coming year in both Denmark and Sweden.
PostNord is one of the Nordic region’s largest logistics operators.
The logistics market in the Nordic region is driven by global growth and trade, as well as rising levels of outsourcing and e-commerce. The Nordic logistics market’s performance is relatively strongly linked to GDP. We believe that growth on the logistics market in the Nordic region will continue to be equal to or above GDP growth, with some segments that may grow even faster.
The logistics operation benefits from clear economies of scope and scale. Despite that, the competition comprises relatively many small and large logistics players, which puts constant demand on us to be cost-effective and customer-focused.
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