Sunday 18 August 2019

Dutch consumers spend €11bn online in first six months

Dutch consumers bought goods and services online totalling nearly €11bn in the first six months of this year, market research group GfK said on Friday.

Spending was up 13% on the year earlier period and online shopping now accounts for  23% of total household expenditure on goods and services, the latest Home Shopping Market Monitor said. The biggest growth areas are toys and beauty products, up 43% and 41% respectively.

The figures show that ‘nearly all retail growth is down to online shopping, both from web shops and high-street retailers with an online arm,’ Wijand Jongen of online retail lobby group said. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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