Summary: Ecommerce sales for first quarter 2022 were up over last quarter and Q1 2021, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
First Quarter 2022
- The estimate for U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the first quarter of 2022, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $250 billion, an increase of 2.4 percent (±0.7%) from the fourth quarter of 2021.
- The first quarter 2022 ecommerce estimate increased 6.6 percent (±1.1%) from the first quarter of 2021 while total retail sales increased 10.9 percent (±0.4%) in the same period.
- Ecommerce sales in the first quarter of 2022 accounted for 14.3 percent of total retail sales.
As you can see from this graph, the percent of ecommerce sales vs. total retail sales on an adjusted basis has gone down slightly as some shoppers return to stores post-pandemic.
Take a look at third quarter and fourth quarter 2021 numbers for comparison.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau News, Press Release, May 19 2022