Post Luxembourg said from 2013 to 2017, there were 22 million fewer letters sent annually in Luxembourg
It will cost more to post a letter from Luxembourg starting 1 May, however, parcel services will be cheaper.
Post announced on Thursday it will update its public tariffs for posting letters by 5%.
The main cause: “Letters are increasingly being replaced by emails, a trend among private individuals as well as companies which are more inclined towards communicating with customers electronically,” Post wrote in a press release.
It added that while distribution costs remain the same, changing habits have led to a fall in revenues for European postal operators.
“Just for Post Luxembourg, from 2013 to 2017, there were 22 million fewer letters sent annually,” it explained.
Post stressed the last time it increased its rates was 1 September 2015. All unused stamps in circulation remain valid until 1 May. They can be used after this date but making up the shortfall through purchasing additional stamps at Post counters.
The cost of a standard letter (XS up to 50 grams) will increase by €0.10 to €0.80 if the recipient is within Luxembourg, it will cost €1.05 to send from Luxembourg to another European country, and €1.40 to send from Luxembourg to anywhere else in the world.
The cost of sending a small parcel (XL up to 10 kilos) will decrease by €1.20, for a total of €7.20, an XXL parcel, up to 30 kilos, will decrease by €0.90, for a total of €9.60 if sent domestically.
The cost of sending a registered mail will rise from €4, to €5.