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The Data Agency

Post Office Facts and Figures

A collection of interesting facts and figures from the United States Postal Service

  • The USPS delivered 146.4 billion pieces of mail in 2018, more than 52% (77.3 billion) was Marketing Mail
  • 47% of the world’s mail volume is handled by the USPS
  • That’s 484.8 million mailpieces each day
  • Shipping/Package volume increased 500 million pieces to 6.2 billion in 2018
  • The Postal Service processed 36.8 million change of address requests in 2018, more than 100,000 a day
  • The first ‘scratch and sniff’ stamp was released in 2018 as part of the USPS’s Frozen Treats stamps
  • The USPS purchased 675,000 tires to support their fleet of vehicles in 2018
  • Postal Service employees traveled 1.4 billion miles to deliver your mail



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