U.S. Retail E-commerce Hits $108 billion in 2006; Accounted for 3% of Retail in Q4

U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2006 jumped 24.6% from the same period in 2005 to $29.3 billion, according to the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce. This is a 6.3% increase from the third quarter of 2006. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2006 accounted for 3.0% of total sales.

Total retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2006 decreased 0.2% from Q3 to an estimated at $990.8 billion. Total retail sales increased 4.6% YoY. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2006 accounted for 3.0% of total sales.

  • Total e-commerce sales for 2006 were estimated at $108.7 billion, an increase of 23.5%from 2005. 
  • Total retail sales in 2006 increased 5.8% from 2005. 
  • E-commerce sales in 2006 accounted for 2.8% of total sales. 
  • E-commerce sales in 2005 accounted for 2.4% of total sales.

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