Sina science and technology news on the morning of August 12, the state post office today (12) released statistical data, the postal express industry in July continued to maintain a rapid growth trend, industry volume growth remained stable. From January to July, the total business volume of the postal industry reached 1049.79 billion yuan, an increase of 23.79% over the same period of last year, and the business income reached 590.95 billion yuan, an increase of 11.77%. Among them, the express delivery business volume completed 40.82 billion pieces, with a year-on-year growth of 23.66%, exceeding the annual business volume of 2017 of 40.06 billion pieces; the express business revenue completed 454.71 billion yuan, an increase of 13.53%. The development of the industry has the following characteristics: first, the rural market is growing rapidly. The sinking of e-commerce and the continuous improvement of delivery infrastructure in rural areas have led to the rapid growth of express business in rural areas. In the first seven months, the total amount of collection and delivery exceeded 18 billion pieces, and the growth rate of collection volume was more than 20 percentage points higher than that in urban areas. At present, more than 310000 village level e-commerce service stations have been built in China, and more than 42% of the established villages have realized direct delivery of express services to villages. < / P > < p > Second, cross-border express delivery maintained a rapid growth. Affected by the epidemic situation and the reduction of international flights, the volume of cross-border business experienced a sharp decline in the early stage. With the continued strong international demand and the continuous opening of cross-border delivery emergency channels, the growth rate of cross-border express business volume returned to more than 30% since May. In the first seven months, the international express business volume completed 920 million pieces, with a year-on-year increase of 22.69%, basically reaching the industry average growth level. < p > < p > the third is that the industry performs well in the capital market. With continuous optimization of financing structure and steady improvement of capital utilization efficiency, 7 express companies have entered Fortune 500.