E-commerce in The United Kingdom

This is e-commerce data for The United Kingdom. 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 The United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom is at the forefront of the European e-commerce industry. In 2013 online sales in the UK accounted for approximately 1/3 of all European e-commerce sales.

There have been many successful e-commerce merchants in the United Kingdom. This may be for a number of reasons, the main one being language. When merchants from the UK decided to expand overseas, they could easily expand into other strong economic marketplaces like the US, Canada and Australia.

It is expected that in the coming years, mobile commerce will start to outgrow purchases made on desktop computers.

In 2014 it was estimated that 79% of British people ordered goods online. It is estimated that on “Black Friday” 2015 the UK saw over £1 billion in online sales.

The biggest online marketplaces in the UK are Amazon, Tesco Direct, and eBay. Amazon has approximately 16% of the total market share followed by Tesco at 9% and then eBay at 8%. Tesco Direct is an invite only marketplace, unlike Amazon and eBay.

For a list of references of all the data on The United Kingdom please visit the Global Statisitics page.

E-Commerce Statistics

Field Value
Average Population Age 40.4
Average Transaction Value 92.54
GDP $2,950,039
GDP Per Capita $39,137
Domain Extension .co.uk - .uk
Household Expenditure $25,559
GDP Per Capita USD $39,137
Household Expenditure USD $25,559
Internet Penetration 89.90%
Internet Users 57,075,826
Most Popular Search Engine Google
Most Popular Market Place Amazon, ebay, Tesco Direct
Offical Languages English
Other Languages Welsh, Scots Gaelic
Population 63,489,234
Sales Per Shopper USD 1,736.00
Standard Sales Tax 20.00%
Total Online Shoppers 41.99 million
Total Online Spend USD 82.00 billion

United Kingdom Ecommerce Market Value Billion GBP