USPS Files Price Increases for Market Dominant Products for 2022

The United States Postal Service filed a notice on April 6, 2022, with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) regarding the price adjustment for market-dominant products for 2022. This price adjustment must be approved by the PRC. The USPS plans to implement these price increases on July 10, 2022. 

The proposed price changes include increases ranging from 6.442% to 8.511%. The chart below shows the overall price change increase percentage by class of mail.

First-Class Mail

First-Class Retail's one-ounce stamp price is proposed to increase from 58 cents to 60 cents. Overall, First-Class Mail will increase by 6.506%. The balance of the proposed price changes are shown in the charts below.

USPS Marketing Mail

The overall proposed increase for USPS Marketing Mail is 6.5%. However, since Marketing Mail Flats, Parcels, and Carrier Route Mail have not covered their costs, those categories will increase significantly. See the charts below for the exact percentage changes by category.

Periodicals Mail

The overall proposed increase for Periodicals Mail is 8.54%.

Package Services Mail

The overall proposed increase for Package Services Mail is 8.511%. Bound Printed Matter Flats will increase by 4.166%, while Bound Printed Matter Parcels will increase by 10.516%. See the detailed chart below.

Special Services

Please see the chart below for the proposed increases in Special Services.