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Value of online retail sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2017 (in billion GBP)

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Online retail sales in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012-2017 This statistic provides information on the value of online retail sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2016 with a forecast to 2017. Retail sales values do not include travel, restaurants, tickets or transport. Online retail sales increased over the years from a value of 33.24 billion British pounds in 2012 to approximately 60.43 billion British pounds in 2016 and they are expected to exceed 67 billion British pounds in 2017. As of 2016 the share of online buyers was at 77 percent in the UK and online retail sales made up 15.2 percent of all retail sales in the UK as of January 2017. In 2014, approximately 37 billion British pounds of online retail sale spending in the UK was done via PC and a value of 8 billion British pounds was spend via mobile device. The online retail revenue of Great Britain was among the highest of European countries in 2015. Further information about retail trade in the UK can be found in the Dossier: Retail trade in the United Kingdom and more information on e-commerce and online shopping in the UK can be found in the Dossier: E-commerce in the United Kingdom and in the Dossier: Online shopping in the United Kingdom.
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This statistic provides information on the value of online retail sales in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2012 to 2016 with a forecast to 2017. Retail sales values do not include travel, restaurants, tickets or transport. Online retail sales increased over the years from a value of 33.24 billion British pounds in 2012 to approximately 60.43 billion British pounds in 2016 and they are expected to exceed 67 billion British pounds in 2017. As of 2016 the share of online buyers was at 77 percent in the UK and online retail sales made up 15.2 percent of all retail sales in the UK as of January 2017. In 2014, approximately 37 billion British pounds of online retail sale spending in the UK was done via PC and a value of 8 billion British pounds was spend via mobile device. The online retail revenue of Great Britain was among the highest of European countries in 2015. Further information about retail trade in the UK can be found in the Dossier: Retail trade in the United Kingdom and more information on e-commerce and online shopping in the UK can be found in the Dossier: E-commerce in the United Kingdom and in the Dossier: Online shopping in the United Kingdom.
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Release date
2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2012 to 2016
Special properties
excluding travel, restaurants, tickets, transport.
Supplementary notes
* Data for 2012 calculated on the basis of a year-over-year growth rate of 16.8 percent in 2013 on 2012.
** Forecast.
Exact publication date not specified, annual release of new results.
The source adds the following information: "We use the strict definition of retail and do not study travel, restaurants, tickets, transport etc. because it ain't the retail industry."

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