Loose Non Prior stamps will rise from €1.19 to €1.39 each (or €1.36 each for a sheetlet of 10 stamps). Loose Prior stamps will rise from €1.89 to €2.17 each (or €2.14 each for a sheetlet of 10 stamps). The cost of sending parcels will also be adjusted. For example, the unit price for Mini Colis Small (up to 1kg) will rise from €4.60 to €5.60 in January 2023.
This stamp tariff adjustment partly offsets the rising costs of delivery largely due to the rise in salary costs, the rise in energy costs and the costs per delivered letter due to the large fall in mail volumes (32%* over the past five years) resulting from the increasing popularity of digital communication. This price adjustment means that every citizen can continue to rely on a high-quality universal postal service without the need for state subsidies.
New stamp tariffs from 1 January 2023
There is a distinction between Prior and Non Prior tariffs for shipments within Belgium:
Non Prior stamps (delivery within three working days):
€1.36 (in set of 10) | €1.39 (loose)
Prior stamp (delivery next working day):
€2.14 (in set of 10) | €2.17 (loose)
In January 2023 the franking tariff for a standard shipment sent within Europe will rise to €2.53 when buying five or more stamps and €2.65 for loose stamps.
The international tariff for shipments to non-European destinations will rise to €2.75 when buying five or more stamps and €2.87 for loose stamps.
More than 82% of customers currently opt for a Non Prior stamp to send their mail. More than 99% of customers pay the lowest tariff by buying a stamp sheetlet (10 or more stamps).
The average tariff rise for 2023 across all domestic mail products will be around 12.3 %. The average impact on the monthly household budget is very limited at around 37 cents.
Customers can calculate the franking price at www.bpost.be/tarifs.
Revised tariffs for parcels sent at the end of the year
The cost of sending a Mini Colis Small (up to 1kg) will also increase. The unit price will rise from €4.60 to €5.60 in January 2023. From January 2023 sending a bpack Standard 0-2kg will cost €7.80 rather than €6.90.
The sorting centres, roads (logistics), the bpost network (including post offices, post points, pick-up points and parcel lockers) and delivery services are very busy during the end-of-year period between Black Friday and Christmas Day.
In order to offset the excess costs incurred during this period and help spread out demand, all customers will be billed a surcharge of €1 per parcel for the delivery of parcels in Belgium during the end-of-year peak (between Black Friday and Christmas Day).
* net fall observed in the volume of transactional mail products, 2016-2021
Brussels, 01/12/2022 - 17:45 pm