Retail e-commerce sales in the United States from 2016 to 2022 (in million U.S. dollars)

U.S. e-commerce market size 2015-2022 This statistic gives information on retail e-commerce sales in the United States from 2016 until 2022. In 2016, online sales of physical goods amounted to 360.3 billion US dollars and are projected to surpass 603.4 billion US dollars in 2021. Apparel and accessories retail e-commerce in the U.S. is projected to generate over 121 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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Revenue in million U.S. dollars
2016360,327
2017409,208
2018*461,582
2019*513,522
2020*561,549
2021*603,389
2022*638,051
Revenue in million U.S. dollars
2016360,327
2017409,208
2018*461,582
2019*513,522
2020*561,549
2021*603,389
2022*638,051
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This statistic gives information on retail e-commerce sales in the United States from 2016 until 2022. In 2016, online sales of physical goods amounted to 360.3 billion US dollars and are projected to surpass 603.4 billion US dollars in 2021. Apparel and accessories retail e-commerce in the U.S. is projected to generate over 121 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 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016 to 2017
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*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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