2010 Postal Charges Rising by 6.25%

Postal ChargesThe Spanish Post Office has today approved an increase of 6.25% to the postal rate for sending ordinary letters. Standard letters of up to 20 grams sent within Spain will experience an increase of two cents in the new year, rising from 32c to 34c.

However, non-standard letters of up to 20g will have a price freeze at 39c. Letters of 20 to 50 grams will also rise two cents, from 43c to 45c (+4.6%). In the case of international shipping, the price for Europe rises from 62c to 64c for standard envelopes up to 20g, while for the international countries the cost remains the same as last year at 78c.

The new rates come into force on the 1st January, after the proposed post office price hikes were approved by the Government Delegate Commission for Economic Affairs, helped by a favorable report from the Postal Advisory Council. With these increases, it is hoped that the post office will continue to balance their prices against costs, maintain revenue and, above all, maintain quality and efficiency in the postal service.