Commerce Dept.: U.S. Q2 E-Commerce Sales Up 14%

Aug, 19, 2010

A government measure of e-commerce released this week showed second-quarter online sales surging 14 percent from the same time period last year to $39.7 billion. The numbers, compiled by the Census Bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce were even more optimistic than the 9 percent rise reported last week by comScore ( CNP Report Aug. 12, 2010 ). The government e-commerce numbers were up 2.6 percent from Q1 of this year and represented 4.1 percent of the $974.1 billion in total retail sales.