Ecommerce Evolution: some startling stats

Since April 2000, online sales have grown 5200% from £87 million per month to a high of £5,420 million in December 2007.

Out of every £1 spent by British shoppers 17p is now going to online retailers.

£26.5bn was spent on the internet in the first six months of 2008 - up 38% on 2007.

Source: IMRG-Capgemini

Online spend for Christmas 2008 is forecast to be £15bn, with the last quarter being 15% up on last year.

Online ad spend in the UK now accounts for 20% of UK advertising.

Source: IMRG

Internet connectivity data showed that broadband connections in September 2008 reached 94.1% of all connections (residential and business), up from 92.8% in June 2008.

Source: office for National Statistics

UK consumers surf the internet for almost 14 hours each week, representing an increase of 6.5 hours compared to 2004.

Source: Ofcom