The number of people in Italy owning at least one smartphone will reach an estimated 25.8 million this year.
A February 2014 study by TNS commissioned by Google found that 32% of the entire UK population ages 16 and up made purchases on their smartphones each month.
eMarketer estimates that 22.3 million people in Spain will use a smartphone this year—and the number will reach 26.0 million in 2015, or nearly 54% of the population.
Online orders made using mobile devices last year are estimated to be as high as 13.8% share of all e-commerce orders in the US, and could grow to 19.9% share.
A physical store was by far the most important factor for older shoppers, mentioned by 33%; among Generation Y, only 18% considered that the key influence.
Only four markets will see travel increase its share of B2C eCommerce between 2012 and 2017: Italy, Brazil, Finland and South Korea.
Consumers across the world are becoming more comfortable making purchases on the internet, and digital travel sales are beginning to mature on a global basis.
China will take in more than six of every 10 dollars spent on eCommerce in Asia-Pacific this year and nearly three-quarters of regional spending by 2017.
The fastest growth in social network usage is happening in less-developed markets.
The highest penetration of social network users as a share of total population occurs in the Netherlands, where 63.5% of all residents are social network users.