Annual retail e-commerce sales growth worldwide from 2014 to 2021

Retail e-commerce sales growth worldwide 2014-2021 This timeline shows the retail e-commerce sales growth development worldwide from 2014 to 2021. In 2016, global e-retail sales grew 24.6 percent compared to the previous year, making up 8.7 percent of the total retail market worldwide. That year, retail e-commerce sales accounted for 8.7 percent of global retail sales. As of the fourth quarter of 2016, the UK had the highest online shopping penetration worldwide at 76 percent. South Korea was ranked second with 72 percent.
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E-commerce sales growth rate
201426.3%
201525.5%
201624.6%
2017*23.2%
2018*21.1%
2019*19.1%
2020*17.4%
2021*16.1%
E-commerce sales growth rate
201426.3%
201525.5%
201624.6%
2017*23.2%
2018*21.1%
2019*19.1%
2020*17.4%
2021*16.1%

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This timeline shows the retail e-commerce sales growth development worldwide from 2014 to 2021. In 2016, global e-retail sales grew 24.6 percent compared to the previous year, making up 8.7 percent of the total retail market worldwide. That year, retail e-commerce sales accounted for 8.7 percent of global retail sales. As of the fourth quarter of 2016, the UK had the highest online shopping penetration worldwide at 76 percent. South Korea was ranked second with 72 percent.
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Release date
July 2017
Region
World
Survey time period
2014 to 2016
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* Forecast.
Includes products and services ordered using the internet via any device, regardless of the method of payment or fulfillment, numbers may not add up in total due to rounding. Excluding event tickets.
2014 and 2015 data from previous publication

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