About This Statistic
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.