Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Industry posts decline
All areas of the economy are serviced by this industry, even unprofitable ones, which therefore reduces operational profitability. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the only operator in the industry, and is a government-owned corporation. In 2011, the industry is expected to experience a marginal increase in revenue, though it will not offset the declines of 2009 and 2010... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
The Postal Service industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the US economy, is expected to decrease at an annualized 4.9% over the 10 years to 2017. By contrast, US GDP over the period is expected to increase at 1.9% per year on average over the same period. While technology regularly changes in the industry, other factors indicate that the industry is declining.
The industry's primary products, mail and package delivery, have remained the same for decades. The USPS plans to downsize to reduce wage and maintenance costs. As a result, over the 10 years to 2017, industry establishments and employment are expected to decline at an annualized 1.3% and 3.6%, respectively... purchase to read more