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13.05.2016 - German letter rate still lower than EU-average

(dp) Despite the latest postage hike to EUR 0.70, the price for a standard domestic letter in Germany is still markedly below the European average. That is shown in this year's comparison of postage rates published by Deutsche Post. The nominal average price for standard letters in Europe is EUR 0.80. It has thus risen by EUR 0.14. Germany is ranked 14 among the 31 countries considered in the study. Letter prices have risen in 18 countries since 2015. The only place where they have dropped is Sweden, eliminating value-added taxation of standard letters. The country with the most expensive domestic letter prices is now Italy, with a rate of EUR 2.80. The price includes however a simple track & trace service.