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US retail e-commerce sales for the third quarter, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences but not for price changes, was $34.7 billion – an increase of 3.6% (±0.8%) from the second quarter – according to estimates from the Census Bureau of the Department of Commerce.

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The third quarter 2007 e-commerce estimate of sales increased 19.3% (±2.6%) from the third quarter of 2006 level.

E-commerce sales in the third quarter of 2007 accounted for 3.4% of total retail sales.

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Total retail sales for the third quarter of 2007 were estimated at $1,020.4 billion, an increase of 0.8% (±0.2%) from the second quarter of 2007 – and an increase of 3.8% (±0.5%) from the third quarter of 2006.

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On a not-adjusted basis:

  • The estimate of US retail e-commerce sales for the third quarter of 2007 totaled $32.2 billion, an increase of 1.2% (±0.8%) from the second quarter of 2007.
  • The third quarter 2007 e-commerce sales estimate increased 18.9% (±2.6%) from the third quarter of 2006.
  • Total retail sales increased 3.2% (±0.5%) from the year-earlier period.
  • E-commerce sales in the third quarter of 2007 accounted for 3.2% of total sales.

For previous Commerce Dept. releases of e-commerce data, see the following:

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