"Do you have a report about eCommerce in...?"

Yes and no. There are many reports and every report has its own character. Herein we give you sources of reports for different countries, regions or global trends. But please be aware: even though eCommerce is a global trend, eCommerce has very local specifications. Of course mobile business is growing. But does that mean that mobile payment is popular in Switzerland, where we see one of the highest smartphone penetration of the world?

Yes, you can make use of global and regional reports, but do not jump to conclusions. eCommerce is too complex in terms of national cultures regarding payment, postal markets, regulation and consumer behaviour...  Take and invest some time to find the right reports fitting your needs and do not hesitate to inform us about spectacular must read reports!

 European Countries | Regions Global


Germany | Belgium | Portugal Spain


Der interaktive Handel von 2009 bis 2014 

Das Volumen und der Wachstum von stationärem- und online Handel werden verglichen und mit Zahlen und Statistiken ergänzt. Ebenso enthalten in dem Bericht sind die Volumina der verschiedenen Versendertypen, Warentypen, Zahlungsmethoden, eine Prognose für die Zukunft, etc. 

Source: bevh - Der E-Commerce Verband Deutschland 


E-commerce in Belgium 2014

What are the main developments in E-Commerce and Online-Shopping in Belgium? 



E-Commerce in Portugal - latest reports 

(reports in Portuguese) Here you find the latest report of ACEPI - the Portuguese E-Commerce and Digital Business Association



E-Commerce 2013 in Spain 

(reports in Spanish)




Europe | America | Asia |



CE Copenhagen Economics – E-commerce and delivery

Copenhagen Economics has been commissioned by DG Internal Market to provide an assessment of the state of play of the EU parcel market with particular emphasis on e- commerce. In other words, this study is focused right at the intersection of parcel (and packet) delivery and e-commerce issues, as per the Terms of Reference for this work. We have sought to complement the existing secondary data with the col- lection of primary data from four sources: (i) e-shoppers, (ii) e-retailers, (iii) delivery operators, and (iv) regulators. (for free)
Source: European Commission DG Internal Market and Services


Office for National Statistics – monitoring e-commerce 2014

In 2014, as the consequence of a 2013 European Union e-commerce taskforce, chaired by Lord Young of Graffham, the Office for National Statistics began a project to consider how it could contribute to the monitoring of e-commerce nationally. This report proposes the use of an indicator set, combining a dashboard approach alongside an interactive graphic, and sets out some potential future developments. One of the important economic trends over the last 10 years has been the increased use of e- commerce, by consumers and businesses alike. (for free)
Source: Office for National Statistics, UK


Northern Europe

E-commerce in the Nordics 2014

For six consecutive years, PostNord has conducted surveys of the Nordic e-commerce market under the title “E-commerce in the Nordics”. This year’s report is based on inter- views carried out in January 2014 with
a representative selection of private individuals in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. While e-commerce continues to grow, the importance of the physical shop is growing as well. Omni-channel, that is, the integration of physical and digital channels, is one of the clearest e-commerce trends in 2014. Retailers are using more and more channels to reach consumers and push sales, which puts new requirements on logistics players and their flexibility. PostNord also noticed the sharp rise of e-commerce in 2013: our B2C parcel volumes increased by 12 percent in the Nordic market. In recent years, we have developed our Nordic logistics offering and today, the Group has a widespread Nordic distribution network that includes 5,300 distribution points evenly distributed across the Nordic countries.(for free)


Online Trade, Offline Rules - A Review of Barriers to E-Commerce in the EU

The present report provides an update of our review on trade barriers to e-commerce. One finding is that many of the traditional barriers identified in our previous survey are on their way to being removed. Positive developments such as the full harmonisation at EU level of national rules on distance selling or the abolition of certain establishment requirements contribute to the strengthening of the Digital Single Market. 
SourceKommerskollegium, National Board of Trade



E-commerce in Asia - Statistics and Trends
Infographic by- GO Globe





E-Stats, May 22 2014

This edition of E-Stats provides estimates of e- commerce activity in key sectors of the U.S. economy for 2012, revises previously released estimates for 2011 and earlier, and places these estimates in historical context. Underlying data are collected in four separate surveys of manufacturing, wholesale, service, and retail businesses.
SourceU.S Census Bureau 


E-commerce: Evolution or Revolution in the fast-moving consumer goods world? August 2014

E-commerce is big business and getting bigger every day. Growth estimates from eMarketer report that business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce sales worldwide will reach $1.5 trillion in 2014, increasing nearly 20% over 2013. But not all e-commerce categories are created equal. The most popular e-commerce categories, not surprisingly, are non- consumable—durables and entertainment-related products. The online market for buying groceries and other consumable products is comparatively smaller—but is starting to show promise. Consumable categories are not likely reach the same level of online prominence as non-consumable categories due to the hands-on buying nature and perishability of the products, but the market is wide open and an eager audience is at the ready. This study provides clarity about global consumers’ buying intentions for both consumable and non- consumable categories in the growing e-commerce landscape, which answers important questions for brand marketers and retailers on who is buying what and how they can achieve greater success. (for free)
Source: Nielsen


Internet Statistics Compendium

Econsultancy’s Internet Statistics Compendium is a collection of the most recent statistics and market data publicly available on online marketing, ecommerce, the Internet and related digital media. The report is a one-stop shop for Internet stats to help you quickly track down the latest data.

Each document contains statistics divided into the following regions: Global, UK, North America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and MENA (Middle East and North Africa).
Source: Econsultancy  


The Global Retail E-Commerce Index - Global Retail E-Commerce Keeps On Clicking

The 2015 Global Retail E-Commerce Index highlights the big and the small: the countries that are always going to be e-commerce behemoths because of their size, and the smaller yet still-promising markets where potential matters more than size.

This dichotomy plays out in the results of this year’s Index: The world’s largest markets for e-commerce dominate the top half of the top 30, led by the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. In the bottom half are some smaller markets, such as Mexico, whose potential for growth is impossible to ignore. 
SourceA.T. Kearney