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Price increase of ten cents is expected to : Porto increase in the Post will come probably at the beginning of April

The postage increase at the Deutsche Post is now within reach. May 1. April, the prices are raised, such as a Letter from a competent regulatory authority – the bundesnetzagentur – on their Advisory Board. New Letter prices are "expected to be at the beginning of the second quarter of 2019 effective," reads the Letter, which is dpa.

Concrete Figures are not included. The Federal network Agency, is only the framework. The exact postage for each letter types – whether it's a standard letter, Maxi letter or post card sets of the Bonn group, with final approval by the Federal network Agency. According to observers, could be that the postage for a standard letter will rise from 70 to 80 cents. A spokesman for the network Agency, said that a decision on the postage increase has not yet met. "The process is not yet complete."

In the Online age, decreases the volume of letters every year, most recently to 4 per cent. From the point of view of the Post, a postage increase is, therefore, imperative. The last increase, there was the beginning of 2016, as a standard letter was 8 cents more expensive. Originally, the postage should on 1. January 2019 to rise. After a profit warning in the summer, the Bonner group, the regulatory authority introduced, but the desired data. As a result, the network Agency put the approval procedure for the time being on ice.

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Now, the postage increase will come with a delay of three months. Reuters quoted a spokesman for the Federal network Agency, indicating this as the earliest possible date: "New letter-postage can at the earliest apply from the beginning of April," the spokesman said the news Agency. (dpa, Reuters)

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