Europe continues to dominate global e-commerce ranking.


Europe remains by far the most prepared region for e-commerce, with eight countries ranking in the top 10 of a global index published on 3 December.

For the second consecutive year, the Netherlands leads UNCTAD's Business-to-Consumer (B2C) E-commerce Index, followed by Switzerland. The only non-European countries on the top ten list are Singapore (third) and Australia (10th).

The index scores 152 nations on their readiness for online shopping, worth an estimated $3.9 trillion globally in 2017, up 22% from the previous year. Countries are scored on the access to secure internet servers, the reliability of postal...

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