Russia stands out head and shoulders


Often referred to as the “sleeping giant”, Russia already stands out with head and shoulders above the other countries of the region. The largest single market in Europe boasts the largest online population with 68 million Internet users and 20 million online shoppers, generating a lion’s share of 78.5% of the region’s total e-commerce market. Ukraine ranks second with total sales of €1.25bn, followed by Romania with an online turnover of €0.8bn. Russians spent on average €515 on the Internet in 2012, whereas Ukrainians spent €510 and Romanians €400.

This is revealed by the latest report on B2C e-commerce in Eastern Europe released by Ecommerce Europe. Ecommerce Europe is the European umbrella organization for online retailers. Figures in Ecommerce Europe reports are based on the European Measurement Standard for Ecommerce (EMSEC). Ecommerce Europe also published comprehensive Regional Reports on B2C E-commerce in Central Europe, Southern Europe, Northern Europe and Western Europe. All the reports are powered by RichRelevance, Hybris and Salesupply.

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