26, 2013, 3:23 p.m. EDT Europe B2C E-Commerce Report 2013 NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Europe B2C E-Commerce Report 2013 http://www.reportlinker.com/p0191552/Europe-B2C-E-Commerce-Report-2013.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=e-Commerce B2C E-Commerce sales booming in Europe A double digit growth rate above 10% in Western Europe and above 20% in Eastern Europe is expected for 2013, though this growth rate will decrease by 2017. While the growth rate is higher in the Eastern region, sales are much higher in the more mature Western Europe online market: total E-Commerce sales in Europe amounted to nearly two hundred billion Euros in 2012 and are expected to reach over 300 billion by 2016, but the total for the Eastern region is expected to reach just over 50 billion euros that year. Cross border shopping is a growing trend in the EU, reaching over 10% of online shoppers in 2012, a figure expected to double by 2015. Western Europe are considered mature B2C E-Commerce markets B2C E-Commerce sales in the United Kingdom reached a significant double digit figure in billions of Euros in 2012, and further growth is expected. One on the main trends driving online shopping in the UK is mobile commerce: the share of mobile purchases on total B2C E-Commerce sales doubled in 2012. Major online sales players such as Amazon, Argos, Next, and Tesco have a significant shareof traffic generated through the mobile channel. In France, B2C E-Commerce sales approached half a hundred billion Euros, reflecting double digit growth in 2012. Amazon, Cdiscount, La Redoute and FNAC are among the leading online sellers in France, but the market is diverse, as large players account for over 2/3 of the market, but the top 10 for less than half. In contrast to the general economic situation in Italy and Spain, E-Commerce has experienced healthy growth in those countries, reaching a double digit figure in billions of Euros.
Budget U.S. lawmakers have until Monday to agree to an emergency budget to keep the federal government operating from Oct. 1, the beginning of the 2014 fiscal year, through Dec. 15. A shutdown of the U.S. government would cut fourth-quarter economic growth by as much as 1.4 percentage points depending on its length, economists said, as government workers from park rangers to telephone receptionists are furloughed. Mark Zandi of Moodys Analytics Inc. estimated a three-to-four week shutdown would cut growth by 1.4 points. Moodys projected a 3 percent rate of growth in the fourth quarter without a closure. Confidence among U.S. consumers declined to a five-month low in September, according to data released today. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan final index of sentiment decreased to 77.5 this month from 82.1 in August.
Europe Clothing B2C E-Commerce Report 2013
In the EU, the share of individuals purchasing clothes and sports goods online increased in 2012, reaching over 20% of individuals. In Germany, apparel is the largest B2C E-Commerce category, having grown by just under a third in terms of sales and reaching several EUR billions of sales. Among the leading players on the market, the Otto Group plans to launch a new E-Commerce fashion project named Collins in 2014, while Zalando more than doubled its B2C E-Commerce clothing sales in 2012. In the United Kingdom, the B2C E-Commerce market for clothing shows high stages of maturity as Close to a half of the adult population shops online for clothing. Asos and Debenhams were among the most prominent online shops for fashion products in the UK in early 2013. In France, nearly a half of Internet users shopped for clothing online in 2012, with La Redoute and 3 Suisses being the most popular destinations for shopping. The clothing and apparel sector is expanding in Eastern Europe as well. In Russia, B2C E-Commerce sales of clothing and shoes grew by over +40% in 2012, and accounted for almost one fifth of total B2C E-Commerce sales. Clothing, shoes and accessories became the most popular online product category in 2012, with nearly half of online shoppers making purchases. Online clothing retailers in Russia have seen significant increase in revenues, some growing by up to 6 times, with Wildberries, Lamoda, Quelle and KupiVip as leading online merchants. Several players, such as KupiVip and Lamoda, attracted large investments from local venture capitalists and from abroad. Clothing and shoes is the leading B2C E-Commerce category in Poland, with a high double-digit percentage of online shoppers making purchases. The number of online shops selling clothes in Poland grows rapidly every year. In Estonia, Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey and some other European countries, clothing was bought by a high percentage of online shoppers, and was one of the most popular online product categories in these countries. For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l3jp67/europe_clothing .