About This Statistic
This statistic gives information on the digital buyer penetration worldwide from 2016 to 2021. In 2016, 58.3 percent of global internet users had purchased products online. In 2019, this figure is expected to grow to 63 percent. With digital buyer penetration expected to surpass 65 percent of internet users worldwide in 2021, the e-commerce industry is set to evolve and expand. In 2016, the number of digital buyers worldwide reached 1.5 billion. A year later, the number rose to 1.66 million and forecasters expect over 2 billion online shoppers in 2020.