In September 2007, consumers' online spending was 73.2% higher than September 2006. The figures, from the industry body for global online retailing, IMRG, and Capgemini, also show September was the third consecutive month where year-on-year growth was below 20%.
The figures will be a concern to online publishers, with recent IAB figures showing online ad spend growth is slowing too. IMRG and Capgemini said UK online shoppers spent 23.6% more on clothing in September, compared with the previous month. September also saw shoppers stocking up for Christmas, spending more online on electrical items, gifts and alcohol.