Additionally, the price of a December stamp will rise to 36 euro-cents and next year (2012) to 40 euro-cents, thus following the trend of the standard stamp rate.
Each year an average household in the Netherlands spends approximately €30 on letterbox mail. The announced rate adjustment will result in an average increase in these expenses of around €2 per household per year.
In June last year, PostNL simplified its postage by introducing stamps that use numbers instead of value indicators (The Netherlands 1 and 2, Europe 1 and The World 1). These stamps eliminate the need for using low-value stamps to top up the postage value. Stamps bearing the old value indicator €0.44 can still be used for domestic mail after the price increase, with the addition of two 3-cent stamps. These additional stamps can be purchased at PostNL post offices or ordered online at postnl.nl.
The enclosure features a list of the current rates within Europe taken from the European letter price survey for 2011.
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