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Nearly three-quarters of Belgians shop online in Q3

Wednesday 7 December 2016 | 11:22 CET | News
Belgian e-commerce sales rose 9 percent year-on-year in the third quarter to EUR 2.2 billion. In total 6.8 million people, or 73 percent of the population shopped online, up 3 percent from a year ago, according to the latest survey by GfK for industry group BeCommerce. Online purchases mainly went to summer holidays and events, at EUR 1.26 billion, compared to EUR 0.93 billion on goods. Purchases over smartphones also increased, by 33 percent. E-commerce is estimated to account for 16 percent of all retail sales during the period, up from 14 percent in Q3 2015.

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