B2B and B2C e-commerce sales over a website in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2016 (in billion GBP)

E-commerce sales via website in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2016, by B2B and B2C This statistic displays the value of business-to-business (B2B, including-business-to-government or B2G) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales via website in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2016. In 2016, sales to private customers (B2C) amounted to 142.2 billion British pounds. This is an increase of approximately 40 billion British pounds since 2012 and 50 billion more than were made via B2B and B2G website sales. For this statistic only sales made by companies with ten or more employees were counted. Companies with less employees accounted for 12.3 Billion pounds in B2C website sales in 2015. The data is available as a breakdown of sales by company size. This additional data shows that most of the sales in B2C are generated by companies with over 1,000 employees. When looking at B2B and B2G sales companies with 250 to 999 employees generate the most sales but companies with 1,000 employees generate almost as much value.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) sales are not included in the data presented. A comparison between website sales and EDI sales can be found here.
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Sales to private customers (B2C)Sales to businesses or public authorities (B2B)
2012100.267.3
201394.887.9
2014119.390.3
2015125.8100.9
2016142.294.2
Sales to private customers (B2C)Sales to businesses or public authorities (B2B)
2012100.267.3
201394.887.9
2014119.390.3
2015125.8100.9
2016142.294.2

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This statistic displays the value of business-to-business (B2B, including-business-to-government or B2G) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales via website in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2016. In 2016, sales to private customers (B2C) amounted to 142.2 billion British pounds. This is an increase of approximately 40 billion British pounds since 2012 and 50 billion more than were made via B2B and B2G website sales. For this statistic only sales made by companies with ten or more employees were counted. Companies with less employees accounted for 12.3 Billion pounds in B2C website sales in 2015. The data is available as a breakdown of sales by company size. This additional data shows that most of the sales in B2C are generated by companies with over 1,000 employees. When looking at B2B and B2G sales companies with 250 to 999 employees generate the most sales but companies with 1,000 employees generate almost as much value.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) sales are not included in the data presented. A comparison between website sales and EDI sales can be found here.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2012 to 2016
Special properties
enterprises with 10 or more employees.

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