Postcrossing in numbers: 2021 stats

We made a post on the blog with Postcrossing statistics from 2021, where we posted a couple of top 20 rankings.

Naturally, top 20 rankings don’t give a full picture and many members were left wondering where their own countries were in these lists… so we’re publishing the full country lists here both for postcards sent and per capita, as well as a longer list of top senders. :slight_smile: Enjoy!

📈 Postcards sent per country
Ranking Country/Territory Sent
1 Germany 1,269,834
2 U.S.A. 824,901
3 Russia 632,935
4 Netherlands 287,368
5 Finland 223,456
6 China 181,296
7 Japan 156,987
8 United Kingdom 141,261
9 Taiwan 140,879
10 Belarus 123,260
11 Czechia 109,282
12 France 107,469
13 Canada 104,474
14 Poland 73,601
15 Austria 62,951
16 Switzerland 59,180
17 Lithuania 58,990
18 Ukraine 58,780
19 Belgium 57,735
20 Australia 46,574
21 Spain 43,919
22 Italy 43,816
23 Hong Kong 42,137
24 Portugal 38,572
25 India 35,935
26 Slovakia 31,040
27 Singapore 26,401
28 Indonesia 24,280
29 Brazil 21,654
30 Turkey 19,412
31 Norway 16,064
32 Ireland 15,141
33 Slovenia 15,133
34 Sweden 14,663
35 Latvia 14,659
36 New Zealand 12,005
37 Hungary 11,191
38 Romania 10,646
39 Estonia 9,219
40 Luxembourg 8,974
41 Bulgaria 8,867
42 Malaysia 8,803
43 Korea (South) 7,937
44 Thailand 7,730
45 Philippines 7,643
46 Greece 5,733
47 Croatia 5,427
48 Kazakhstan 5,078
49 Serbia 5,030
50 Israel 4,332
51 Mexico 3,794
52 Macao 3,653
53 South Africa 3,648
54 United Arab Emirates 3,105
55 Åland Islands 2,848
56 Moldova 2,688
57 Denmark 2,665
58 Malta 2,563
59 Cyprus 2,500
60 Iceland 1,285
61 Guernsey 1,284
62 Chile 1,121
63 Puerto Rico 1,000
64 Bangladesh 878
65 Sri Lanka 847
66 Uzbekistan 815
67 Guam 791
68 Réunion 615
69 Bosnia-Herzegovina 612
70 Costa Rica 530
71 French Guiana 493
72 Georgia 487
73 North Macedonia 437
74 Ghana 378
75 Algeria 378
76 Azerbaijan 365
77 Liechtenstein 349
78 Guadeloupe 349
79 Montenegro 337
80 Kyrgyzstan 260
81 Isle of Man 232
82 Brunei 230
83 Jersey 226
84 Trinidad and Tobago 220
85 Monaco 215
86 Argentina 200
87 Uruguay 193
88 Vietnam 185
89 Gambia 183
90 Peru 181
91 Christmas Island 178
92 Faroe Islands 176
93 Barbados 168
94 French Polynesia 167
95 Tunisia 145
96 Morocco 133
97 Albania 129
98 Vatican 126
99 San Marino 119
100 Uganda 114
101 Togo 113
102 Andorra 111
103 Bermuda 108
104 Qatar 99
105 Cameroon 94
106 Egypt 93
107 Svalbard and Jan Mayen 88
108 Lebanon 86
109 Armenia 86
110 Colombia 83
111 Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba 79
112 Iran 74
113 Oman 73
114 Curaçao 61
115 Virgin Islands of the USA 59
116 Cook Islands 59
117 Kenya 59
118 Rwanda 53
119 Pakistan 52
120 Bahamas 51
121 Seychelles 50
122 Gibraltar 45
123 Namibia 44
124 Jordan 41
125 Martinique 41
126 Bahrain 39
127 New Caledonia 39
128 Kosovo 39
129 Belize 37
130 Fiji 36
131 Dominican Republic 35
132 Saudi Arabia 35
133 Cuba 30
134 Senegal 26
135 Greenland 25
136 Mauritius 25
137 Cape Verde 24
138 Guatemala 24
139 Tanzania 20
140 Solomon Islands 17
141 Antarctica 17
142 Zambia 15
143 Maldives 15
144 Saint Pierre & Miquelon 14
145 El Salvador 13
146 Madagascar 12
147 Ethiopia 12
148 Antigua & Barbuda 12
149 Laos 8
150 Mongolia 8
151 Northern Mariana Islands 8
152 Cayman Islands 7
153 Tajikistan 7
154 Zimbabwe 6
155 Paraguay 5
156 Norfolk Island 5
157 Iraq 4
158 Haiti 4
159 Panama 4
160 Sudan 4
161 Honduras 4
162 Botswana 3
163 Bolivia 3
164 Benin 3
165 Malawi 3
166 Congo 3
167 Saint Lucia 3
168 Somalia 2
169 Mozambique 2
170 Papua New Guinea 2
171 Cambodia 1
172 Kuwait 1
173 Turks and Caicos Islands 1
174 Saint Martin 1
175 Jamaica 1
176 Côte d’Ivoire 1
📈 Top senders
Ranking username Country Postcards
1 Sidolix Germany 2,555
2 Willi Germany 2,480
3 uttia4a Germany 2,476
4 hepman Germany 2,451
5 Antje321 Germany 2,392
6 reinholdo Germany 2,367
7 Manu86 Germany 2,357
8 Matin Germany 2,338
9 rosenbusch Germany 2,328
10 OlafArens Germany 2,304
11 Rehus Germany 2,304
12 ho-modellfan Germany 2,302
13 tullipan Germany 2,300
14 Pelke Germany 2,298
15 Siegie Germany 2,291
16 DJHK Germany 2,279
17 ThoreWeiss Germany 2,258
18 haweiup Austria 2,232
19 marie61 Germany 2,221
20 Nordbaer Germany 2,220
21 Flicki Germany 2,219
22 klausdiemaus Germany 2,200
23 blnbear Germany 2,187
24 Silke45 Germany 2,169
25 DocSchuette Germany 2,110
26 Batsy Germany 2,103
27 elbe Germany 2,080
28 Mattin62 Germany 2,075
29 TimSarah Germany 2,073
30 mag-berlin Germany 2,051
31 cambridgediver Germany 2,035
32 Rosenquarz Germany 2,021
33 daydreams Netherlands 2,013
34 Dorle Germany 2,008
35 mapcardcollector United Kingdom 2,006
36 wasserratte Germany 1,985
37 tuareg Germany 1,982
38 elfie-luna Germany 1,978
39 bas31 Czechia 1,962
40 Eckhardt Germany 1,958
41 Cartero-57 Germany 1,955
42 BeckyS U.S.A. 1,930
43 radiofan Austria 1,920
44 Bock Austria 1,915
45 ihhf Netherlands 1,873
46 gremlin1 Germany 1,850
47 hauckybaby Germany 1,849
48 slavius Slovakia 1,846
49 Julchen1 Germany 1,833
50 Barbaella Germany 1,832
51 Kizza00 Germany 1,830
52 eagle1 Austria 1,814
53 fisherman Ireland 1,808
54 lyo Japan 1,801
55 Kekel Germany 1,795
56 schneggisabrina Switzerland 1,785
57 ned44440 Ireland 1,783
58 GeertS Netherlands 1,776
59 dodoben Slovakia 1,769
60 suegathman U.S.A. 1,768
61 Mauline Germany 1,759
62 muttiliebsch Germany 1,753
63 Psychochild Germany 1,738
64 freddybear Netherlands 1,713
65 sandralux Luxembourg 1,706
66 honeybee Austria 1,702
67 mfeda U.S.A. 1,695
68 christelvonderpost U.S.A. 1,693
69 Akub Germany 1,689
70 Hurbig Switzerland 1,682
71 sasori1027 Japan 1,681
72 MerlinM Germany 1,681
73 Tinaigbi Germany 1,679
74 tiinama Finland 1,678
75 Fire112 Germany 1,677
76 LarryHidingHawk U.S.A. 1,675
77 kgcgkg Germany 1,671
78 tentacion111 Germany 1,670
79 jwnewman53 U.S.A. 1,668
80 CarminaBurana Canada 1,666
81 NewburyportNathan U.S.A. 1,664
82 Vidas67 Lithuania 1,655
83 Zwollywood Netherlands 1,646
84 spatz677 Germany 1,643
85 paladru Austria 1,630
86 heidilura Norway 1,622
87 luciusmetellus Germany 1,621
88 Jussi Finland 1,617
89 tomphila U.S.A. 1,615
90 Shelleh U.S.A. 1,610
91 Gytemarija Lithuania 1,608
92 miwi2 Germany 1,603
93 werewegian United Kingdom 1,603
94 uconn U.S.A. 1,581
95 Newdawn Switzerland 1,580
96 hueftgold Germany 1,574
97 Mariko_Fuda Japan 1,574
98 abfab Germany 1,572
99 The_Eskimo U.S.A. 1,570
100 snakedoctor U.S.A. 1,553
📈 Postcards per capita
Ranking Country/Territory Postcards per capita*
1 Åland Islands 98.9854
2 Finland 38.0285
3 Lithuania 19.7158
4 Guernsey 19.1022
5 Netherlands 15.7575
6 Germany 14.3917
7 Luxembourg 13.8598
8 Belarus 11.8149
9 Czechia 9.4894
10 Liechtenstein 9.1005
11 Latvia 6.9093
12 Slovenia 6.7990
13 Austria 6.6908
14 Switzerland 6.5819
15 Estonia 6.3738
16 Taiwan 5.6596
17 Slovakia 5.3622
18 Hong Kong 5.1353
19 Macao 5.0219
20 Malta 4.8001
21 Belgium 4.6852
22 Guam 4.4339
23 Singapore 4.3117
24 Russia 3.8992
25 Faroe Islands 3.4848
26 Iceland 3.4137
27 Portugal 3.3590
28 Ireland 2.9202
29 Norway 2.8195
30 Canada 2.6003
31 Isle of Man 2.5810
32 Jersey 2.4776
33 U.S.A. 2.3502
34 French Guiana 2.2864
35 New Zealand 2.2233
36 United Kingdom 2.0087
37 Cyprus 1.9802
38 Poland 1.7810
39 Australia 1.6561
40 Bermuda 1.6414
41 France 1.4936
42 Sweden 1.3576
43 Andorra 1.3376
44 Gibraltar 1.3346
45 Croatia 1.2295
46 Ukraine 1.1929
47 Japan 1.1753
48 Bulgaria 1.1391
49 Hungary 1.0400
50 Spain 0.8417
51 Réunion 0.7607
52 Guadeloupe 0.7291
53 Moldova 0.6867
54 Serbia 0.6568
55 Italy 0.6514
56 French Polynesia 0.5474
57 Montenegro 0.5254
58 Seychelles 0.5167
59 Romania 0.5002
60 Greece 0.4874
61 Brunei 0.4569
62 Israel 0.4337
63 Denmark 0.4292
64 Curaçao 0.3691
65 Puerto Rico 0.2904
66 United Arab Emirates 0.2879
67 Kazakhstan 0.2492
68 Malaysia 0.2409
69 Turkey 0.2099
70 North Macedonia 0.1858
71 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0.1673
72 Korea (South) 0.1283
73 Bahamas 0.1245
74 Georgia 0.1225
75 China 0.1104
76 Trinidad and Tobago 0.1036
77 Thailand 0.0998
78 Costa Rica 0.0988
79 Brazil 0.0912
80 Indonesia 0.0788
81 Belize 0.0783
82 Martinique 0.0670
83 Philippines 0.0633
84 Gambia 0.0632
85 New Caledonia 0.0598
86 Chile 0.0529
87 Uruguay 0.0516
88 South Africa 0.0498
89 Albania 0.0429
90 Kyrgyzstan 0.0412
91 Fiji 0.0396
92 Sri Lanka 0.0373
93 Qatar 0.0320
94 Azerbaijan 0.0311
95 Maldives 0.0291
96 Armenia 0.0257
97 Mexico 0.0244
98 India 0.0236
99 Uzbekistan 0.0235
100 Bahrain 0.0217
101 Mauritius 0.0182
102 Lebanon 0.0126
103 Ghana 0.0116
104 Tunisia 0.0116
105 Oman 0.0112
106 Namibia 0.0078
107 Algeria 0.0070
108 Peru 0.0053
109 Bangladesh 0.0047
110 Argentina 0.0036
111 Jordan 0.0031
112 Morocco 0.0031
113 Dominican Republic 0.0029
114 Uganda 0.0026
115 Mongolia 0.0025
116 El Salvador 0.0017
117 Vietnam 0.0017
118 Cuba 0.0017
119 Senegal 0.0016
120 Colombia 0.0016
121 Guatemala 0.0014
122 Kenya 0.0011
123 Saudi Arabia 0.0010
124 Iran 0.0008
125 Egypt 0.0008
126 Panama 0.0007
127 Paraguay 0.0007
128 Madagascar 0.0005
129 Zimbabwe 0.0004
130 Tanzania 0.0003
131 Jamaica 0.0003
132 Kuwait 0.0002
133 Bolivia 0.0002
134 Pakistan 0.0001
135 Ethiopia 0.0001
136 Iraq 0.0000

* Numbers are per 1,000 habitants and countries with less than 10 members are not included.

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Thanks for sharing, @paulo !
Looking at Guatemala, for example: in Postal Monitor all countries for is are blocked, but still there were 24 cards sent. One user I could quickly find sent 4 cards early last year (to DE, NL,US) … does it mean all countries were blocked later in 2021, or Postal Monitor’s info is not used to give out the codes in Postcrossing?
Edit: never mind :slight_smile: thanks, @Axolotl !_

Wow I didn’t know that Slovakia :slovakia: sent
31,040 postcards!
That is a lot of postcards…

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Not all countries are blocked, for example, Germany and USA aren’t. As far as I know, Guatemala didn’t have a working mail system for several years, so I’m surprised and amazed that it seems like it’s working again, even if it’s just for a few countries.

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duh, you are correct! thx :slight_smile:

The mail service in Guatemala may be operating again, or it is possible the cards were mailed from another country if the person is near a border or was visiting another country.

Most were sent from one Hawaiian Postcrosser in travel mode, and a few from residents. Of course we’d had to ask them to be sure. I couldn’t find anything online, maybe someone else has inside info. :slight_smile:

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Thank you — should be good now!

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Indian Postcrossers must work hard!

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So happy to see my country among the top results! :finland: :hugs:

What astonishes me most is the sheer number of cards some postcrossers send in a year! :flushed: What a dedication! :postbox: I wonder how they have time, money or interest. Maybe some of the top crossers would like to share their secret? :smiley:
When it comes to me, I can easily spend over an hour to prepare and write 2-3 cards, so I’d never have enough time. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: Plus sending a huge amount of cards would take the fun out of postcrossing for me. Last October I sent about 50 cards (postcrossing and non-postcrossing) and it started to feel more like a job, not a hobby. :speak_no_evil:

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Interested in rankings of EU/EEA countries/regions.

I made the list. didn’t even know. had a fellow postcrossers message me.