Total online retail spending in August was a fraction down on July, but up 12% compared to August 2014.
Recent trends have continued. Online spending at international sites is still running strong - up 21% on August 2014 (partly due to NZD effects).
Online spending at local merchants is up 5% on August last year.
For the categories we cover, online retail sales are equivalent to approximately 6.5% of reported retail sales. This figure rises to 9.8% if we exclude the food and liquor sectors from both official retail and online statistics.