Total and e-commerce sales of U.S. electronic shopping and mail-order houses in 2016, by merchandise line (in million U.S. dollars)

E-commerce sales of U.S. electronic shopping and mail-order houses 2016 This statistic shows the total and e-commerce sales figures of U.S. electronic shopping and mail-order house sales in 2016. That year, e-commerce sales of computer software (including video games) were worth 10.6 billion U.S. dollars. Online fashion sales were worth over 59.1 billion U.S. dollars.
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TotalE-commerce
Books (includes audio books and e-books) 14,73213,100
Clothing and clothing accessories (includes footwear) 68,28159,135
Computer and peripheral equipment, communications equipment, and related products (incl cell phones)23,59518,686
Computer software (includes video game software) 11,83410,550
Drugs, health aids, and beauty aids 129,45929,692
Electronics and appliances 43,99339,433
Food, beer, and wine 11,3719,129
Furniture and home furnishings 44,07739,510
Jewelry 9,1926,882
Audio and video recordings (includes purchased downloads) 9,5588,665
Office equipment and supplies 10,6889,069
Sporting goods 15,73013,389
Toys, hobby goods, and games 17,43914,332
Other merchandise*64,70351,512
Nonmerchandise receipts**13,1309,597
TotalE-commerce
Books (includes audio books and e-books) 14,73213,100
Clothing and clothing accessories (includes footwear) 68,28159,135
Computer and peripheral equipment, communications equipment, and related products (incl cell phones)23,59518,686
Computer software (includes video game software) 11,83410,550
Drugs, health aids, and beauty aids 129,45929,692
Electronics and appliances 43,99339,433
Food, beer, and wine 11,3719,129
Furniture and home furnishings 44,07739,510
Jewelry 9,1926,882
Audio and video recordings (includes purchased downloads) 9,5588,665
Office equipment and supplies 10,6889,069
Sporting goods 15,73013,389
Toys, hobby goods, and games 17,43914,332
Other merchandise*64,70351,512
Nonmerchandise receipts**13,1309,597
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This statistic shows the total and e-commerce sales figures of U.S. electronic shopping and mail-order house sales in 2016. That year, e-commerce sales of computer software (including video games) were worth 10.6 billion U.S. dollars. Online fashion sales were worth over 59.1 billion U.S. dollars.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Special properties
NAICS 45411; E-commerce sales are sales of goods and services where the buyer places an order, or the price and terms of the sale are negotiated, over an Internet, mobile device (M-commerce), extranet, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) network, electronic mail, or other comparable online system. Payment may or may not be made online.
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*Includes other merchandise such as collectibles, souvenirs, auto parts and accessories, hardware, and lawn and garden equipment and supplies.
** Includes nonmerchandise receipts such as auction commissions, customer training, customer support, advertising, and shipping and handling.

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