Online retail: weekly order trends during the Coronavirus pandemic in Europe 2020

With the impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and lockdown measures imposed in many countries in Europe, growth trends in online retail orders have displayed drastic ups and downs starting from the second half of March, 2020, compared to the same period in the previous year. In the United Kingdom (UK), the weekly growth rate was the highest throughout the month of April, following the announcement of national lockdown.

Year-on-year growth in weekly online orders in retail industry during the Coronavirus pandemic in selected countries in Europe in 2020

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Release date

May 2020


Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 5, 2020 to May 17, 2020

Supplementary notes

"Online orders" refer to the number of online transactions made on desktop, mobile, and tablet) - aggregated. The sources add that online retail activity refers to "digital sales across website, mobile, web, and app, of brands who mainly trade in physical stores."

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