U.S. e-Commerce Sales Rose ~14.6% in Q4 (XRT) (AMZN) (EBAY)

February 17, 2015 10:20 AM EST

The Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce announced today that the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2014, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $79.6 billion, an increase of 2.3 percent (±1.2 percent) from the third quarter of 2014. Total retail sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 were estimated at $1,187.2 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent (±0.2 percent)* from the third quarter of 2014. The fourth quarter 2014 e-commerce estimate increased 14.6 percent (±2.1 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2013 while total retail sales increased 3.7 percent (±0.5 percent) in the same period. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 accounted for 6.7 percent of total sales.

On a not adjusted basis, the estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled $96.0 billion, an increase of 33.6 percent (±1.2 percent) from the third quarter of 2014. The fourth quarter 2014 e-commerce estimate increased 14.7 percent (±2.1 percent) from the fourth quarter of 2013 while total retail sales increased 3.8 percent (±0.5 percent) in the same period. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2014 accounted for 7.7 percent of total sales.

Total e-commerce sales for 2014 were estimated at $304.9 billion, an increase of 15.4 percent (±2.3 percent) from 2013. Total retail sales in 2014 increased 3.8 percent (±0.5 percent) from 2013. E-commerce sales in 2014 accounted for 6.5 percent of total sales. E-commerce sales in 2013 accounted for 5.8 percent of total sales.



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