Sales of the 13 largest companies from e-commerceled by Alibaba China and US amazonincreased by 63% with pandemicfrom $2.4 trillion in 2019 to 3.9 trillion in 2021, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) said on Monday.
The four biggest companies in the sector (the two mentioned as well as jd.com China and Pinduoduo) increased their revenue by 70% during the health crisis, and concentrated 80% of the sales of the 13 big companies in the sector, five points more than that before pandemicUnctad notes in releasing new stats on e-commerce.
The UN agency also indicated, according to data it handled from 66 countries, that the percentage of internet users buying online has increased by seven points in the world. pandemicfrom 53% in 2019 to 60% in 2021.
The percentage of total sales worldwide via the network also increased, from 16% in 2019 to 19%, almost the fifth stop of the total, last year.
Countries with the highest proportion online shopper Among the world’s major economies are the UK and South Korea (both with 28%).
In China, which accounts for more than half of global online sales, about a quarter of purchases are already made online.
As for the United States, its share in e-commerce worldwide is around 30%, which makes it the second strength in the sector, while the percentage of purchases made online in the country is lower, at around 12.5% (one-eighth of the total), always according to Unctad figures.
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