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eMarketer: Total US Retail Sales Top $4.5 Trillion in 2013, Outpace GDP Growth

Ecommerce and mobile sales to steadily gain share of overall retail market

NEW YORK, NY (April 10, 2014) — Total retail sales in the US topped $4.53 trillion in 2013, and ecommerce accounted for a significant portion of that growth, up 16.9% in 2013 — or nearly $40 billion — according to new figures from eMarketer.

This is eMarketer’s first-ever benchmark of total retail and retail store sales, which are based on a multimodel analysis of 169 data points that eMarketer gathered from 47 research firms and government institutions. The forecast separates retail ecommerce sales — including all purchases made on desktop and laptop computers, tablets and mobile phones — and nonecommerce sales, which mostly comprise brick-and-mortar retail purchases.

Read the full press release for eMarketer’s latest figures on US retail and ecommerce sales

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UK Press Inquiries

Posted on April 9, 2014.