Belgian online sales considerably improved in 2015. 6,8 million Belgian residents concluded 81 million online transactions for 8,241 billion Euros. Holland accounted for 142 million online transactions for a total amount of 16,07 billion Euro.
"These figures illustrate that Belgium has catched up hugely in the e-commerce area. We are now in a better European average and thus leaving many European countries already behind us, "explains Patricia Ceysens, President of BeCommerce.
15% of all expenditure in the fourth quarter for goods and services was spent online. What is striking is that e-commerce accounts for only 8% of total spending when it comes to purchasing a product, while the majority of services (60%) can be purchased on the internet.
According to the Dutch "Thuiswinkel Markt Monitor", online sales in the Netherlands in 2015 increased with 17,4% to 142 million transactions for a total of 16,07 billion Euro.