TNT ranks No. 387 on FORTUNE's list of the World's Largest Companies
(Fortune) -- TNT (Charts) ranks no. 387 on FORTUNE's Global 500 this year, with $17.0 billion in revenues, up 8% from the previous year. The Hoofddorp, Netherlands-based company was ranked no. 383 on the 2005 list. Its 2005 profits were $0.8 billion, down 1.3% from a year earlier.
2005 was a banner year for most Global 500 companies. It took $13.7 billion in revenue just to make this year's list - up from $12.4 billion last year. And profits for the 500 companies jumped 30%. Total revenues for the Global 500 in 2006 add up to $18.9 trillion, a third of the world's GDP. In the Mail, Package, Freight Delivery industry, profits were up 16.1% from the previous year.
The world's biggest companies in the sector are: United States Postal Service, ranked no. 61 on the Global 500 with $69.9 billion in revenues; and Deutsche Post AG, ranked no. 75 on the Global 500 with $60 billion in revenues; and United Parcel Service (Charts), ranked no. 129 on the Global 500 with $42.6 billion in revenues; and FedEx (Charts), ranked no. 197 on the Global 500 with $29.4 billion in revenues.
The Global 500 list is an annual ranking of the world's largest corporations by revenues.
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