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2021 European E-commerce Report


The European continent is home to diverse markets, with e-commerce markets that also vary greatly. Digital skills, including internet use, alongside purchasing power, are all factors that impact the adoption and growth of e-commerce.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, internet use increased at a normal growth rate, rounding off the year with 89% of the population accessing the internet (this encompasses all 37 countries). Although GDP did not see substantial growth,2021 is projected to be a better economic year for the continent.

Reference Lone, S., Harboul, N., & Weltevreden, J. W. J. (2021). 2021 European E-commerce Report. Hogeschool van Amsterdam. https://www.cmihva.nl/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/European-Ecommerce-Report-2021.pdf

Publication date

Jan 2021


S. Lone
N. Harboul


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