The US express and delivery market is the largest in the world - worth about $65bn last year and considerably larger than the market in the other G7 countries together - with UPS, FedEx, DHL and USPS among its leading players. The world’s fastest growing market is China, which would be larger than Italy’s and Canada’s by the end of the decade if it were to maintain its current average annual growth rate of 20 per cent.

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