What do you make of these recent internet stats?
Our friends at Google resource bring together the latest industry facts and insights. These have been collected from a number of third party sources covering a range of topics from macroscopic economic and media trends to how consumer behaviour and technology are changing over time. Interesting reading for any business not selling online.
Online retail sales have increased 22% year on year. This is the highest rate of increase in more than two years - IMRG, June 2010
An equivalent of £73 for every consumer in the UK is spent online - IMRG, June 2010
Online sales of electrical goods have grown 13% year on year - IMRG, June 2010
Online sales of clothing have grown 32% year on year - IMRG, June 2010
Nearly two thirds (64%) of the UK population have researched products/services online within the last 3 months - European Commission, May 2010
In February 2010, Google launched a scanning app for Android phones called Google Shopper which has since been downloaded over 250,000 times - Google Internal Data, April 2010
The average UK shopper spent £1,102 online in 2009, and the UK overall spent £38bn – more than any other European nation, accounting for almost a third of all online sales in Europe. Online shopping also made up 10 per cent of all retail sales in the UK - The Independent, February 2010
The popularity of online shopping has increased despite the recession. Some 42% of consumers say they have bought more than last year versus 16% who claim to have bought less - Mintel, February 2010
75% of shoppers browsed online retailers for discounts on Xmas and Boxing Day - Mintel, January 2010
In 2009, searches for "restaurant vouchers" grew by 250% year on year in the UK - Google Insights for Search, December 2009
Source: Google Internet Stats 27 July 2010