International online purchases of individuals, Netherlands 2019, by shopper's origin

This statistic illustrates the share of international online purchases of individuals from the Netherlands in 2019, by shopper's origin. As of 2019, roughly 23 percent of individuals of immigrant origin in the Netherlands made an online purchase from an other country in the world.

Which goods or services have you ordered online in the previous 12 months?

Dutch native originImmigrant originNon-Western immigrant origin
The Netherlands72.6%68.1%61.7%
Other EU countries28.6%35.6%30.7%
Other countries in the world25.5%22.5%25.8%
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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period


Number of respondents

4,500 respondents

Age group

12 to 74 years old

Special properties

not including people in institutions, facilities and shelters

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "In the past 12 months, have you purchased or ordered goods or services for private use from people or companies from: the Netherlands? Other EU countries? Other countries in the world? An unknown country?"

The source explains: "Online purchases are goods that have been purchased via an internet browser or an app. Goods that were bought via SMS, MMS or e-mail are not included as online purchases."

Definition of origin according to the source, Dutch native: "If both parents of the individual were born in the Netherlands."

Immigrant: "Individual who has at least one parent who is born abroad."
Non-Western immigrant: "Individual who has at least one parent who is born abroad."

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