Monday, 5 March 2012

UK & Europe Retail Sales: IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group)
The UK’s industry association for e-retailing:
· The UK is Europe’s leading e-retail economy, with sales estimated to have reached £68.2bn in 2011 [find out more]
· Global e-retail sales increased by almost 25% to €591bn in 2010 [find out more]
· The UK e-retail market is currently growing at 16% per annum, in spite of the recession [find out more]
· e-Retail now accounts for 17% of total retail sales in the UK [find out more]
· The UK’s per capita spend of€1333 per annum is the highest in the world [find out more]
· The digital commerce market provides employment for over 730,000 people in the UK [find out more]
· 32 million people shop online in the UK [find out more]
· More than one billion parcels are shipped from online purchases each year in the UK [find out more]

IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index: February 2012
e-Retail sales grew 16% year-on-year in January, with Britons spending an estimated£5.96bn shopping online. The IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index reached 7734, down from 10,376 in December 2011. A monthly decline between the months of December and January is typical, following a peak in festive sales during December. The monthly decline of 25% is in line with historical trends recorded in the Index - between December 2010 and January 2011 the Index fell 25% and between December 2009 and January 2010 it recorded a decline of 22%.

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