Deutsche Post DHL is looking back on a successful 2012, with Group revenues increasing by 5.1 per cent to EUR 55.5 billion during the 12-month period, reflecting the strong market position that DHL maintains in the world’s growth regions – especially in Asia. The company, which operates in more than 220 countries and territories in the world, is now generating about 70 per cent of its revenues outside Germany.

At EUR 2.67 billion, operating earnings finished the year on target, and were more than 9 per cent above the previous year’s level. The Group’s consolidated net profit climbed by about EUR 500 million to EUR 1.66 billion in 2012. “With our strong performance in 2012, we have reached another milestone in our Strategy 2015,” said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL. “In the past year, we made major progress on a journey that was, at times, far from easy. And we delivered on our promises – for the benefit of our customers, employees and shareholders.”

For 2013, the Group expects the world’s economy to generate moderate growth. The pace of this growth should accelerate as the year progresses. As a result, the company forecasts a corresponding trend of increasing revenues. The Group’s EBIT is projected to increase to between EUR 2.7 billion and EUR 2.95 billion, and operating earnings should come in between EUR 2.0 billion and EUR 2.15 billion.