Summary: E-commerce sales for second quarter 2022 were up over last quarter and Q2 2021, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Second Quarter 2022
- The estimate for U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2022, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $257 billion, an increase of 2.7 percent (±0.7%) from the first quarter of 2022.
- The second quarter 2022 e-commerce estimate increased 6.8 percent (±1.1%) from the second quarter of 2021 while total retail sales increased 7.2 percent (±0.5%) in the same period.
- E-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2022 accounted for 14.5 percent of total retail sales.
As you can see from this graph, the percent of e-commerce sales vs. total retail sales on an adjusted basis has recovered slightly as return to store shopping behavior moderates post-pandemic.
Take a look at second quarter 2021 and first quarter 2022 numbers for comparison.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau News, Press Release, August 19 2022