The year 2013 was marked by full market opening in Lithuania. This was the year which had to show whether Lithuania Post was ready and was able to compete in the postal market with no any exceptional rights possessed before market liberalization.
Lithuania Post had quite a successful year with sales income growth of 5.8%. It is nevertheless worth noting that growth was mainly boosted by services with added value, namely, the number of heavier items sent increased by 15.9%. Income from financial intermediation services has grown due to issuance of consumer credits. In 2013, increase of 27.5% if compared with 2012 could be seen in the field of retail trade.
At the same time volumes of traditional postal services have fallen, and it is obvious that this tendency will remain in the future. For receipt of information citizens are more active in using electronic channels that tend to substitute traditional postal services.