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

Global retail e-commerce sales 2014-2021 This statistic gives information on retail e-commerce sales worldwide from 2014 to 2021. In 2017, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 2.3 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 4.88 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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Sales in billion U.S. dollars
20141,336
20151,548
20161,845
20172,304
2018*2,842
2019*3,453
2020*4,135
2021*4,878
Sales in billion U.S. dollars
20141,336
20151,548
20161,845
20172,304
2018*2,842
2019*3,453
2020*4,135
2021*4,878

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This statistic gives information on retail e-commerce sales worldwide from 2014 to 2021. In 2017, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 2.3 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 4.88 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
March 2018
Region
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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