U.S. Postal Service Tops List of Largest Postal Operators

The United States Postal Service ranks No. 1 on a list of the world’s largest postal operators published by Transport Topics along with a list of the Top 50 Global Freight Carriers.  

Revenue from postal operators was excluded from the Top 50 rankings even though many operators are turning to package and freight delivery to offset a decline in mail volume.

In May, for instance, Japan Post assumed ownership of Toll Holdings, the largest freight carrier in Australia and New Zealand and a major global air freight forwarder. Toll Group ranks No. 41 on Transport Topics’ Top 50 Global Freight Carriers list.

La Poste, the French postal service, owns GeoPost, a multinational parcel delivery service that ranks No. 29 on the Top 50 list. 


Rank Company Headquarters 2014 Postal Revenue (in millions) Ownership Type
1 United States Postal Service United States $67,830 Government
2 China Post China $60,209 Government
3 Deutsche Post Germany $20,851 Public
4 Japan Post 1 Japan $17,327 Government
5 La Poste France $15,147 Government
6 Royal Mail 1 United Kingdom $12,787 Public
7 Australia Post 2 Australia $8,485 Government
8 Brazil Post Brazil $7,501 Government
9 Swiss Post Switzerland $6,450 Government
10 PostNL Netherlands $5,651 Public
11 PostNord Sweden $5,462 Government
12 Poste Italiane Italy $5,416 Government
13 Canada Post Canada $5,385 Government
14 Austrian Post Austria $3,151 Government
15 bpost Belgium $3,001 Government


1 Revenues for TTM ending 3/31/15    

2 Revenues for TTM ending 6/30/14     

Notes: Revenues for mail and parcel services only, excludes revenues for banking, insurance and other non-transportation services    

Government ownership indicated when state-controlled entities own more than 50% of a company's shares.