U.S. retail e-commerce sales 2002-2017

This statistic shows the sales figures for U.S. retail e-commerce from 2002 to 2017. In 2017, overall U.S. desktop retail e-commerce sales almost reached 336 billion U.S. dollars. In 2012, desktop retail e-commerce sales added up to a total of 186.2 billion U.S. dollars.

E-commerce sales in the U.S. – additional information

In its simplest terms e-commerce, which has been in development since the 1970s, refers to the buying or selling of products and services via the internet. In the fourth quarter of 2017, e-commerce accounted for 9.1 percent of total retail sales in the United States, almost double the amount from seven years earlier in 2010.

Desktop retail e-commerce sales in the United States from 2002 to 2017

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Release date

March 2018


United States

Survey time period

2002 to 2017

Special properties

desktop only, excluding mobile; excluding travel sales

Supplementary notes

2015 to 2017 data was calculated from quarterly figures.

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