Retail e-commerce sales worldwide from 2014 to 2021 (in billion U.S. dollars)

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Sales in billion U.S. dollars
20141,336
20151,548
20161,859
2017*2,290
2018*2,774
2019*3,305
2020*3,879
2021*4,479

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This statistic gives information on retail e-commerce sales worldwide from 2014 to 2021. In 2016, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 1.86 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 4.48 trillion US dollars in 2021. Online shopping is one of the most popular online activities worldwide but the usage varies by region - in 2016, an estimated 19 percent of all retail sales in China occurred via internet but in Japan the share was only 6.7 percent. Desktop PCs are still the most popular device for placing online shopping orders but mobile devices, especially smartphones, are catching up.
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Release date
July 2017
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Worldwide
Survey time period
2014 to 2017
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* Forecast.
Includes products or services ordered using the internet via any device, regardless of the method of payment or fulfillment; excludes travel and event tickets.
2014 and 2015 data from earlier report

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