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eMarketer: Retail Sales Worldwide Will Top $22 Trillion This Year

Ecommerce eclipses $1.3 trillion, led by China and US 

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON, UK (December 23, 2014) — Retail sales worldwide—including both in-store and internet purchases—will reach $22.492 trillion this year, according to new figures from eMarketer. The global retail market will see steady growth over the next few years, and in 2018, worldwide retail sales will increase 5.5% to reach $28.300 trillion.

This is eMarketer’s first-ever forecast of the global retail market and retail ecommerce sales worldwide. The complete forecast also includes a breakdown of total retail and retail ecommerce sales in 22 countries, as well as the number of consumers who shop and purchase goods via the internet in each of those markets.

Read the full press release for more information on eMarketer’s global retail and ecommerce sales forecast.

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Dan Marcec
Director, Public Relations

Denise Duffy
Director, Public Relations

Posted on December 23, 2014.