Online shoppers share buying cross-border and domestically UAE 2018

This statistic presents the share of online shoppers who purchase goods cross-border and domestically in the UAE in 2018. According to the data, around 49 percent of the shoppers purchased goods both domestically and cross-border and 12 percent shopped cross-border only. According to the source, the main reasons for cross-border shopping are better pricing and the availability of a wide range of products. The following items are purchased the most: clothing and footwear, electronics, watches, jewelry and airplane tickets.

Share of online shoppers who purchase cross-border and domestically in the UAE in 2018

Share of online shoppers
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Release date

October 2018


United Arab Emirates, MENA

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Supplementary notes

This statistic is based on the results of a survey. The source does not provide further information on the survey characteristics.

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