Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/04/online_sales/

UK online sales rocket

Must be all those Reg t-shirts...

By Tim Richardson

Posted in Financial News, 4th November 2005 15:39 GMT

In brief Online sales in the UK are booming, according to the latest government stats.

Brits spent a whopping £71.1bn online last year - up 81 per cent on 2003, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Much of this online spending was conducted by businesses. Even so, e-spending by households rose from £10.8bn in 2003 to £18.1bn last year.

However, these are only "experimental statistics", according to boffins at the ONS so take them with an even larger pinch of salt than usual. ®