Total and e-commerce sales of U.S. electronic shopping and mail-order houses in 2015, by merchandise line (in million U.S. dollars)

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Books and magazines12,58311,648
Clothing and clothing accessories*58,18852,128
Computer hardware (S)-17,459
Computer software (S)--
Drugs, health aids, beauty aids (S)-21,469
Electronics and appliances30,01626,050
Food, beer and wine9,8417,579
Furniture and home furnishings32,36928,883
Music and videos (S)--
Office equipment and supplies10,6139,236
Sporting goods13,10411,681
Toys, hobby goods and games12,11010,682
Other merchandise**68,37852,893
Nonmerchandise receipts***29,15326,374

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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 2015. That year, e-commerce sales of computer hardware were worth 17.5 billion U.S. dollars. Online fashion sales were worth over 52 billion U.S. dollars.
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March 2017
United States
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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 footwear
** Includes other merchandise such as jewelry, 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.
S - Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability (coefficient of variation is greater than 30%), poor response quality (total quantity response rate is less than 50%), or other concerns about the estimate's quality. Unpublished estimates derived from this table by subtraction are subject to these same limitations and should not be attributed to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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