Here are the statistics on volume counts derived from Canada Post’s Annual Reports from 2001-2009:
The “Volume (In Millions)” category highlighted in brown is taken directly from the Canada Post Annual Reports.(1) This data was entered into an Excel spreadsheet program where “Volume Change” and “Percentage” columns were added independent from any Canada Post official literature.
The Annual Reports prior to 2003 were not plainly demonstrated. To achieve these figures in 2001 and 2002, some creativity was required to conclude. It is possible these numbers may be off. Anything from 2003 and later are considered de-facto.
The results in 2009 appear very concerning.
(1) Thanks, once again, to Mark Grossman, a letter-carrier at Canada Post, for his hard work over many years to report, collate and analyze this data. This record here is based on his work.