Muscat, The Sultanate will participate in the

celebrations of the World Post Day, which falls on October 9. It is held

as an anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union

(UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital Bern. The World Post Day was

announced at the UPU conference held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.

In 2017, as many as 7,649,381 postal items were dispatched in the

Sultanate, according to data released by the National Centre for

Statistics and Information (NCSI).

The statistics showed that the total number of internal postal items

in 2017 was estimated to be 7,484,496.

Most of the internal postal materials were exclusive letters, reaching

7,416,555, while the number of EMS postal letters was 62,384 and the

number of mail parcels was 5,557.

As for foreign postal materials, the statistics indicate that the total

number of external mails reached 164,885 out of which 91,966 were

postal items. The number of external items traffic post reached 72,919.

The total number of postage paid letters was 55,964 compared to

27,845 by EMS letters, while the number of mail parcels 8,157.

Similarly, the number of incoming mails through EMS letters was

54,313, while the number of incoming parcels was 18,606.

Statistics showed that the number of post offices in the Sultanate in

2017 was 82.

The number of private post boxes reached 69,506, the number of

letter depositing boxes 154, and the number of mail distributing

agencies was three, the data revealed.

Source: Oman News Agency