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E-commerce sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2019

The United Kingdom is the leading country in Europe in terms of online shopping penetration. By now a mature market, UK e-commerce sales reached a value of 693 billion British pounds in 2019. Between 2016 and 2017 alone, e-commerce sales went up by 80 billion British pounds.

Wholesale the leading industry for e-commerce sales

Over the period of time displayed in this statistic, wholesale and manufacturing were the leading two sectors which generated the highest e-commerce sales. With an increasingly significant role in the manufacturing sector, e-commerce sales went from 161.2 billion to 173.6 billion British pounds within the space of once year between 2016 and 2017.

Business turnover from e-commerce

With such a positive sales trend in all industry sectors, e-commerce also increased its share in the annual turnover of businesses. According to the most recent e-commerce activity reports issued by the Office for National Statistics, e-commerce accounted for 16.5 percent of total business turnover in 2017.

E-commerce sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

January 2021


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2014 to 2019

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