UNCTAD ranks 143 countries for online shopping

30 October 2017

For the third straight year, Luxembourg has held on to its position atop UNCTAD's ranking of 143 countries' capacity to support online shopping and other business-to-consumer e-commerce. Among the top 10 economies in the 2017 UNCTAD B2C E-commerce Index, 7 are European while 3 are from Asia-Pacific.
Among developing countries, the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong (China) and Singapore have the best ranking. The index uses 4 indicators: Internet-use penetration, secure server density, payment account penetration and a postal reliability score. The index allows for an easy comparison of how one economy fares in the different areas vis-a-vis the others (Press Release UNCTAD, 4 October 2017).
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