Desktop retail e-commerce sales in the United States from 2002 to 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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.
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Sales in billion U.S. dollars
200242
200353
200467
200582
2006102
2007123
2008130
2009130
2010142
2011162
2012186
2013211
2014237
2015256.1
2016291.8
2017335.7
Sales in billion U.S. dollars
200242
200353
200467
200582
2006102
2007123
2008130
2009130
2010142
2011162
2012186
2013211
2014237
2015256.1
2016291.8
2017335.7
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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.
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Release date
March 2018
Region
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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