Postal rates

Thailand Postal Rates To Rise After Nearly 2 Decades

For the first time in 18 years, Thai postal rates are rising. The country’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society said that, based on data from 2011 to 2020, Thailand Post has a social service charge of up to 18.4 billion baht, and is expected to continue to increase. Yesterday Cabinet approved a Ministry proposal to raise rates.

Thailand’s profit of 3.8 billion baht in 2019 fell to 385 million in 2020, leading to a loss of 904 million baht in 2021. In its 2020 report, Thailand Post said the agency should operate more than 5,000 post offices so that people can have adequate postal service. , although some offices brought in little revenue.

Now envelopes will cost 3 to 55 baht per piece from 2022 to 2024. They will cost 4 to 62 baht per piece from 2025. Postcards will cost 2 baht per piece from 2022 to 2024 and 3 baht per piece from 2025 Posts of 1 to 2000 grams will cost 3 to 25 baht per piece from 2022 to 2024 and 4 to 33 baht per piece from 2025. Parcels of 1 to 1000 grams will cost 15 to 20 baht per piece from 2022 to 2024 and 20-25 baht per piece from 2025.

Finally, the delivery of literature for the blind is free if the package weighs 7,000 grams or less.

Thailand is experiencing a wave of price spikes. The price of diesel is expected to skyrocket from May 1 now that a subsidy on diesel has run out. After an outbreak of African swine flu in Thailand, pork prices jumped in January. A Thai official said there was a shortage of pigs in Thailand following the outbreak. Before that, there were 1.1 million breeding pigs on the market, but after the outbreak that number fell to 660,000.

THE SOURCE: Nation Thailand