Canadian e-commerce: Measuring domestic vs. cross-border e-commerce

Release date: November 22, 2019

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Canadian e-commerce: Measuring domestic vs. cross-border e-commerce

Canadian retail e-commerce

3%: Retail e-commerce as a proportion of Canadian retail sales ($18.0 billion of $618.5 billion in 2018)

The journey of an online purchase can be facilitated by both foreign and/or Canadian companies.

  • Warehousing
  • Pick and pack
  • Fulfillment
  • Brokers
  • Transportation

E-Commerce in other Canadian industriesFootnote 1

  • 42% Software publishers
  • 13% Spectator sports
  • 33% Automotive equipment rental and leasing
  • 22% Travel arrangements
  • 27% Traveller accommodation
  • 3% Food and drink services

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Purchases made by Canadian consumers from foreign companies are not part of Statistics Canada's e-commerce figures shown here.Footnote 2

When Canadians make online purchases from foreign companies, many other companies—both Canadian and foreign—may participate in the fulfillment of those orders.

Sources: Monthly Retail Trade Survey and Annual Surveys of Service Industries.

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