Online purchases in Québec in 2020
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Québec, December 19, 2022. – In 2020, 74.5% of Quebecers purchased goods or services on the Internet. Online spending by Québec cybershoppers increased by 52.4% from 2018 and totalled $13.4 billion in 2020. Total online purchases in Québec accounted for almost 16% of all online purchases in Canada.
For the very first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, about two thirds of Internet users (64.6%) ordered groceries online.
A higher proportion of Quebecers aged 25 to 34 made online purchases compared with other age groups. Similarly, a greater proportion of Quebecers living in households with an annual income higher than $132,000 made online purchases compared with those living in households with an annual income below $45,000.
Quebecers aged 25 to 34 spent an average of $3,637 in 2020, nearly three times more than those aged 65 or over.
To learn more, read the analysis (PDF, 727.02 kB.) published today by the Institut based on Statistics Canada’s Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS).
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