International online dating statistics 2016
Four in ten e-shoppers said they had spent EUR 100-499 for their online purchases in the three months prior to the survey.Individuals aged 16-24 led in online purchases worth less than EUR 100 and those aged 25-54 and 55-74 for purchases of EUR 100-499.Over eight in ten internet users in the United Kingdom (86 %), Sweden (84 %), Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands (82 % each) had bought or ordered goods or services over the internet in the 12 months prior to the survey (Figure 2).On the other hand, fewer than 40 % had shopped online in Romania (23 %), Bulgaria (27 %) and Cyprus (39 %).Fewer than one in five e-shoppers bought telecommunication services (19 %), computer hardware (18 %), medicines (13 %) and e-learning material (6 %).The 16-24 age-group had the highest proportions of e-shoppers purchasing clothes and sport goods (71 %), video games software, other software and upgrades (34 %), films and music (32 %), computer hardware (20 %) and e-learning material (8 %).Employees and the self-employed (73 % of internet users) and students (70 %) shop online far more than retired/inactive or unemployed people (54 % and 52 % respectively).
It is based on the results of the 2017 Survey on ICT (information and communication technology) usage in households and by individuals.
In 2015 the youngest age group (16-24) overtook the EU average level to reach in 2017 the level of 25-54 year olds.
E-commerce picked up over the 2007-2017 period among all age groups, with individuals aged 16-24 showing the biggest increase (27 percentage points).
Consumers appreciate the convenience of being able to shop anytime anywhere, having access to a broader range of products, comparing prices and sharing their opinion on goods with other consumers.
85 % of individuals aged 16 to 74 in the EU had used the internet in the 12 months prior to the survey, of whom 68 % had bought or ordered goods or services for private use.