09/23/2016, 11:00 AM CEST

DHL Express announces its 2017 rate adjustments

In Germany, the average price increase will be 3.9%, effective January 1, 2017.

Price adjustments will vary from country to country, depending on local conditions.

  • 3.9% increase in Germany for Express products
  • Effective January 1, 2017

Bonn - DHL Express today announced its annual general average price increase, effective January 1, 2017. In Germany, the average price increase will be 3.9%. The DHL Express products offered for private customers via post office branches in Germany remain unaffected by the price increase.

"DHL Express is focused on being the quality leader in the international time definite delivery business," said Wolfgang P. Albeck, Country Manager, DHL Express Germany. "Our annual price increase supports this aspiration by allowing us to invest in a truly world-class network that generates significant value for our customers. Our prices reflect both the value embedded in our service and our uncompromising long-term commitment to service quality. In 2016, we announced a broad array of investments in our network, systems and people, committing more than EUR 800 million in capital expenditure during the year. Landmark investments include a EUR 66 million gateway in Tokyo, Japan, the launch of new automated sorts at our hubs in Cincinnati, U.S., Singapore and Leipzig, Germany, and the pioneering introduction of more efficient A330-300 cargo aircraft in our European air fleet. In 2017, we will maintain this rate of investment and continue to leverage our network to make our customers successful in their international trade activities."

DHL Express adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation, currency dynamics and other rising costs, such as expenses related to compliance with enhanced security regulations, in each of the more than 220 countries and territories that it serves. Price adjustments will vary from country to country, depending on local conditions.