Summary: While up over last year, ecommerce retail sales stay nearly even to date for 2021, according to the latest statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Third Quarter 2021
- The estimate for U.S. retail ecommerce sales for the third quarter of 2021, adjusted for seasonal variation, but not for price changes, was $214.6 billion, a decrease of 3.3 percent (±0.4%) from the second quarter of 2021.
- The third quarter 2021 ecommerce estimate increased 6.6 percent (±0.9%) from the third quarter of 2020 while total retail sales increased 13.1 percent (±0.7%) in the same period.
- Ecommerce sales in the third quarter of 2021 accounted for 13.0 percent of total retail sales.
As you can see from this graph, the percent of ecommerce sales vs. total retail sales has leveled off this year, but is still elevated over most of 2020.
For more articles about ecommerce trends, see our Data Shot series.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau News, Press Release, November 18 2021
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