Online Retail Sales Up 95% in 5 Years

Internet purchases transformed retail industry

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E-commerce retail sales in the United States climbed 95 percent in the five years from 2011 to 2016, according to new data released by the Census Bureau.

In 2011, total E-commerce retail sales were $199,564,000,000, according to the bureau. By 2016, the latest year on record, they had climbed to $389,111,000,000.

The $389,111,000,000 in E-commerce retail sales in 2016 made up 8 percent of the nation’s $4,856,334,000,000 in total retail sales.

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