US E-Commerce sales leap 14 percent, Account For 7.2 % Of All Retail

total retail gross sales ticked up only one % 12 months-over-yr, in keeping with latest US Commerce division file.


E-commerce sales in america shot up 14.1 percent to $83.9 billion in the second quarter in comparison with Q2 2014 when adjusted for seasonality, the Census Bureau of the division of Commerce suggested Monday. That compares to an general elevate in US retail gross sales of simply % year-over-12 months.

In all, 7.2 p.c of the estimated $1,1771.5 billion in US retail sales transactions took place online in the second quarter, up from p.c in the first quarter of 2015 and 6.three % a 12 months ago.

e-commerce percent of us retail sales

When not adjusting for seasonal variations, the Commerce division estimates US retail e-commerce gross sales came in at $78.8 billion, up 5.1 percent from Q1 and 14.4 percent yr-over-12 months. E-commerce gross sales drove an estimated 6.6 percent of complete retail sales on an unadjusted basis.

the data are based on a sampling of roughly 10,000 US retail corporations, not together with food products and services, and may include companies that don’t have an e-commerce presence.

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