Internet sales by businesses in the UK (total value and as a percentage of all retail sales) and the percentage of businesses that have a website and broadband connection. These figures indicate the importance of the internet to UK businesses.
In 2015, e-commerce sales by businesses with 10 or more employees in the UK non-financial sector were £533 billion, representing 19.0% of business turnover. This decreased from £543 billion (19.4% of business turnover) in 2014. These estimates are at current prices.
Sales made by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) of £318 billion contributed 59.6% of the value of total e-commerce sales in 2015 for businesses with 10 or more employees, a decrease from 63.8% in 2014.
Website sales of £215 billion contributed 40.4% to the total e-commerce sales in 2015 for businesses with 10 or more employees, an increase from 36.2% in 2014.
In 2014, as the consequence of a 2013 European Union e-commerce taskforce, chaired by Lord Young of Graffham, the Office for National Statistics began a project to consider how it could contribute to the monitoring of e-commerce nationally. This report proposes the use of an indicator set, combining a dashboard approach alongside an interactive graphic, and sets out some potential future developments.