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E-commerce in Luxembourg


Internet access
Luxembourg has one of the highest internet penetration rates in the world, at 95.2% (also thanks to the small population of around 576,000 people). The Grand Duchy is above the average of the developed countries in terms of access to smartphones (91% compared to 80% of developed countries, Deloitte). Luxembourg ranks 5th out of the 28 EU Member States in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2018 published by the European Commission. According to the latest data available, in 2016 93% of individuals in Luxembourg accessed the internet daily, 97% weekly, and 1% less than once a week (Statista). The most popular web search engines in Luxembourg are Google (93.9%), Bing (3.5%) and Yahoo (0.9%), followed by DuckDuckGo and Yandex RU with lower shares.
E-commerce market
According to the latest data available, e-commerce sales in Luxembourg reached EUR 600 million in 2015 (E-Commerce Europe). Eurostat data shows that in 2017 the share of enterprises' turnover on e-commerce in Luxembourg was at 14% (below the EU average, at 18%), while figures from the government show that only 9% of Luxembourg businesses currently have an e-commerce website. The number of individuals having ordered/bought goods or services for private use over the internet in the previous three months in Luxembourg was 69%, higher than the 48% EU average (Eurostat). In total, 79% of all online purchases from Luxembourg were cross-border operations in 2017, a rate which is easily explained by the small dimensions of the Grand Duchy (E-Commerce Europe). In November 2017 the Ministry of Economy launched the platform, where local shops can showcase their products online and sell them directly via the internet. Individuals in Luxembourg who carry out online transactions often use online banking (79% in 2017, against a EU average of 61%) and 82 % shop online (EU average at 68%, DESI 2018). People in Luxembourg participate in social networks more than the EU average (70% compared with 65% on average in the EU), though no reliable figures in terms of social media users are available.

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