E-commerce in Canada

This is e-commerce data for Canada. You can find the poulation, internet users, internet penetration here as well as the localised domain extension, official language and other statistics to help build an overall picture of the general online economics of Canada.

HTC made the first Canadian e-commerce application for Readers Digest in 1996. By 2000 worldwide online sales were at an estimated $20 billion annually and Canada was one of the biggest adopters.

In 2012 online sales had risen to an estimated $15 billion for the whole of Canada. With an average disposable income per household of $82,800 Canada is an affluent country and has the resources to continue expanding.

Canadian online shoppers purchase 60% of their goods from sellers based outside of Canada. Canada is an obvious area of expansion for English speaking sellers, especially those in the United States as there is little cost involved in selling.

It is estimated that by 2018 the total e-commerce market will be worth around $43 billion.

For a list of references of all the data on Canada please visit the Global Statisitics page.

E-Commerce Statistics

Field Value
Average Population Age 41.7
GDP $1,785,387
GDP Per Capita $44,089
Domain Extension .ca
Household Expenditure $22,524
GDP Per Capita USD $44,089
Household Expenditure USD $22,524
Internet Penetration 92.89%
Internet Users 33,000,381
Most Popular Search Engine Google
Most Popular Market Place Amazon, Kijiji, ebay
Offical Languages English 59.3%, French 23.2%
Other Languages other 17.5%
Population 35,524,732
Standard Sales Tax GST: 5% HST: 9.975%_15%
Total Online Spend USD 24.63 billion

Canada Ecommerce Market Value Billion Canadian Dollars