The turnover of electronic commerce in Spain has increased by 14.8% in the third quarter of 2021, reaching the figure of 14,696 million euros. To be specific, the sectors that have moved a greater amount of income have been travel agencies and tour operators, with 6.9%.
On the other hand, we find clothing (6.5%) and services auxiliary to financial intermediation, in third place (5.5%). Regarding the number of transactions, more than 284 million were registered, 10% more. By purchase and sale, games of chance and betting lead the way, with 6.9%.
These are some of the data offered by the CNMCData portal. This also indicates that 44.6% of revenues were destined for Spain, while the remaining 55.4% corresponds to purchases originating in this country made abroad.
The foreign net balance, that is, the difference between what is bought from abroad to Spain and from here abroad, shows a deficit of 6,490 million euros. Likewise, 35.1% of purchases were destined for Spain and 64.8% abroad.
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The turnover of transactions originating in Spain and directed abroad was 8,140 million euros, 16.5% more than in the third quarter of the previous year. 88.8% of purchases from the country abroad are made in stores located in the European Union.
Sales from abroad with Spain have reached a turnover of 1,650 million euros, 5.1% more than in the third quarter. In this sense, the areas of activity related to the tourism sector stand out, accounting for 55.2% of this type of transaction.
With regard to e-commerce revenue within Spain, they have risen by 15.6% year-on-year to 4,906 million euros. They lead public administration, taxes and social security (9.3%), followed by travel agencies and tour operators (7%).
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