Demand for Letters in Portugal

  • Alberto Alves Pimenta
  • Patrícia Matoso Ferreira
Part of the Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series book series (TREP, volume 31)


The aim of this study is to construct an aggregate econometric model which will accurately explain ordinary Portuguese postal traffic using annual data from 1960 to 1995. A forecast will also be presented for the subsequent period. A model for annual demand will be developed, where the dependent variable corresponds to letter mail volume, with the explanatory variables being: postal rates, represented by their real price index; telephone calls; and private consumption, an economic indicator expressed at constant prices (chosen between the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross Added Value (GAV) on services).


Gross Domestic Product Unit Root Unit Root Test Private Consumption Postal Rate 
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  • Alberto Alves Pimenta
  • Patrícia Matoso Ferreira

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