NL: Over 1 billion euros spent in foreign EU webshops in 2016

23 June 2017

In 2016, Dutch consumers spent over 1 billion euros on products sold by foreign EU webshops. This represents an increase of 25% relative to 2015. Clothing and shoes were the main items purchased by consumers as reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
Over 80% of the online purchases in other EU countries were from companies located in Germany, Great Britain, Belgium or Italy. German webshops topped the list with a share of more than 50% in total related purchasing value. Great Britain ranked second at around 12%, followed by Belgium and Italy at approximately 8% each. The other 20% was spent in webshops from across the entire Community (News Item CBS, 23 May 2017).
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