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German eCommerce Goods Sales Fall 15% In Q1 2023

Between January and March of this year, the online sale of goods in Germany totaled €19.4B, a 15% decrease compared to the €22.8B generated in Q1 2022. Fashion sales were the hardest hit, falling by 30%. However, sales of everyday goods decreased by only 3%, while digital service's strong post-pandemic growth continued, with sales increasing by over 28%.


Online Prices Fall For 7th Consecutive Month

Despite inflation, this March online prices have declined for the 7th month in a row, on a year-over-year basis. The latest Adobe Digital Price Index, released on the 10th of April shows that online prices declined 1.7%, compared to March 2022. Interestingly, these figures show that prices are effectively flat compared to last month, increasing 0.03%.


Senegalese Last-Mile Delivery Start-up Aims to Cover French-Speaking Africa

Founded in 2016, Paps Logistique made 4.6M deliveries in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire last year. Headquartered in Dakar, the start-up entered the Côte d’Ivoire market in 2022 and Benin earlier this year. However, the group's ambitions are much larger, aiming to offer last-mile delivery throughout French-speaking Africa.


Global Logistics Automation Market Forecast to Grow Over 9% Till 2028

The logistics automation industry is currently benefiting from rapid advances in cutting-edge technology such as robotics, AI, and the Internet of Things. The global market size of the industry is expected to grow from $37.2B in 2023, to over 51B by 2028. This results in a strong expected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.3%. Interestingly, the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR in this period.


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