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.
92% of adults in the UK were recent internet users in 2020, up from 91% in 2019.
Almost all adults aged 16 to 44 years in the UK were recent internet users (99%), compared with 54% of adults aged 75 years and over.
While there has been little change in internet use for adults aged 16 to 44 years in recent years, the proportion of those aged 75 years and over who are recent internet users nearly doubled since 2013, from 29%, to 54% in 2020.
In 2019, e-commerce sales by businesses in the UK non-financial sector with 10 or more employees were £668.9 billion, rising from £639.7 billion in 2018.
These e-commerce sales comprised electronic data interchange (EDI) sales of £334.0 billion and website sales of £334.9 billion in 2019; while websales have more than trebled since the 2009 value of £110.6 billion, EDI sales have shown lower growth, rising just over a quarter from £264.5 billion in 2009.
E-commerce sales were dominated by businesses with 1000 or more employees; their sales of £368.5 billion were more than half the total value of sales by all businesses with 10 or more employees (£668.9 billion).
Historical annual data (2006 to 2010) on UK businesses with e-commerce sales and information and communication technology purchases by size, location and industrial sector, type of connection and maximum speed.