Retail e-commerce sales in the United States from 2015 to 2021 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Revenue in billion U.S. dollars
2015294.45
2016322.17
2017*353.68
2018*389.38
2019*425.75
2020*459.23
2021*485.27

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This statistic gives information on retail e-commerce sales in the United States from 2015 until 2021. In 2015, online sales of physical goods amounted to 294.45 billion US dollars and are projected to surpass 485 billion US dollars in 2021. Apparel and accessories retail e-commerce in the U.S. is projected to generate a close in on 100 billion U.S. dollars in revenue by 2021. The United States rank behind several countries in terms of e-commerce sales as percentage of total retail sales - in 2016, almost a fifth of China's retail sales occurred via the internet, compared to only 8.1 percent in the United States. The UK, South Korea, and Denmark are also ahead of the U.S. in terms of retail e-commerce share.
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Release date
October 2016
Region
United States
Survey time period
2015 to 2016
Supplementary notes
*Forecast
The e-Commerce market encompasses the sale of physical goods via a digital channel to a private end user (B2C). Incorporated in this definition are purchases via desktop computer (including notebooks and laptops) as well as purchases via mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. The following are not included in the e-Commerce market: digitally distributed services (see instead: eServices), digital media downloads or streams, digitally distributed goods in B2B markets nor digital purchase or resale of used, defective or repaired goods (re-Commerce and C2C). All monetary figures refer to the annual gross revenue and do not factor in shipping costs and returns.

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