Europeans strike 52 billion euros online around public holidays

Europeans will spend around 52 billion euros on online products in just under eight weeks up to Christmas. The Netherlands contributes 1.8 billion euros. Compared to the same period last year, spending in Europe is rising by almost twenty percent. Last year, EUR 43.4 billion was spent in Europe in the eight weeks up to the holidays

Europeans will spend around 52 billion euros on online products in just under eight weeks up to Christmas. The Netherlands contributes 1.8 billion euros.

Compared to the same period last year, spending in Europe is rising by almost twenty percent. Last year, EUR 43.4 billion was spent in Europe in the eight weeks up to the holidays. This appears from a report from IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group).

The Netherlands contributes a little bit with the 1.8 billion euros this year, but the consumer in the United Kingdom gives the most: 30 percent of the total amount. That amounts to 15.6 billion euros of online expenditure from the end of October to 24 December.

In the second place, the French come with 7.5 billion euros, followed by the German consumer, who jointly spend 7 billion euros. The United Kingdom, France and Germany are now with a 100 million webshop press, accounting for almost 58 percent of the total European online spending in the two months prior to Christmas.

Scandinavia and Italy still come to the Netherlands with 5.2 billion euros and 3.7 billion euros respectively. The Netherlands shares the following place with Spain, where 1.8 billion euros is spent in this period.

The online expenditure in Russia with 1.5 billion euros a small part of the total picture: 2.9 percent. The growth in this country, compared to last year at the same time, is 30 percent.

In the Czech Republic 0.5 billion euros is spent online. And other European countries come to 7 billion euros.

It is clear that in the Northern European countries more shopping is done at the online stores, but the largest growth can be found in countries such as Russia.