DHL new letter prices to be effective from July 1 2019 onwards
After approval has been granted, which is expected to take place in June, the new prices will come into force from July 1, 2019 and apply until December 31, 2021.
June 7, 2019
By PLA Editor
Deutsche Post recently applied for approval from the Bundesnetzagentur (German Federal Network Agency) responsible to introduce its new prices for letter mail products and additional services. After approval has been granted, which is expected to take place in June, the new prices will come into force from July 1, 2019 and apply until December 31, 2021.
After more than three years of price stability, the application includes, among other changes, a price rise for standard domestic letters of up to 20g by EUR 0.10 to EUR 0.80. In comparison: The average European charge for a standard domestic letter, according to an up-to-date comparison of 31 countries, is currently EUR 0.97.
The prices are also to rise by EUR 0.10 for the compact letter (Kompaktbrief) of up to 50g to EUR 0.95, for a large letter (Grossbrief) of up to 500g to EUR 1.55 and for a maxi letter (Maxibrief) of up to 1,000g to EUR 2.70. After more than fifteen years of price stability, the postcard is to cost EUR 0.60 (previously EUR 0.45) from July 1.