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Postal Traffic in Portugal: Applying Time Series Modeling

In: The Changing Postal Environment


  • Carla Machado


  • Filipa Silva



The postal sector is adapting to the Internet technology (IT) revolution. Short message service (SMS) or email competes with correspondences (e-substitution). On the other hand, the purchase of physical products over the Internet (e-commerce) affects positively the volume of parcels delivered, a phenomenon expected to grow, spurred in part by digital single market goals. Because parcel growth is an e-commerce phenomenon, fixed broadband penetration appears more correlated with postal traffic than gross domestic product (GDP) (EGIDE et al. 2015).

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  • Carla Machado & Filipa Silva, 2020. "Postal Traffic in Portugal: Applying Time Series Modeling," Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy, in: Pier Luigi Parcu & Timothy J. Brennan & Victor Glass (ed.), The Changing Postal Environment, pages 197-212, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:topchp:978-3-030-34532-7_15
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34532-7_15

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