Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cross-border e-commerce to reach $1 trillion in 2020
Cross-border e-commerce to reach $1 trillion in 2020
18
Jun '15
The global B2C cross-border e-commerce market will rise to $1 trillion in 2020 from $230 billion in 2014, according to a report from global consulting firm Accenture and AliResearch, Alibaba Group’s research arm.

In the report, “Cross-border B2C E-commerce Market Trends,” researchers forecast that this increasingly popular form of online shopping - entailing consumers taking to the Internet to buy products directly from overseas retailers - will see compound annual growth of 27.4 per cent over the next five years, double the rate of worldwide B2C shopping as a whole. By 2020, more than 900 million people around the world will be international online shoppers, the report says, with their purchases accounting for nearly 30 percent of all global B2C transactions.

Cross-border online shopping is gaining popularity particularly in emerging markets, where consumers can find it hard to find affordable imported products in local shops. In many cases, the only alternative is shopping on websites in other countries or from marketplaces such as Alibaba Group's Tmall.com, a Chinese B2C website that hosts merchants from around the world.

According to the Accenture-AliResearch report, China is expected to drive much of the growth of cross-border e-commerce in coming years because the country’s large and growing middle class is hungry for authentic, good-quality foreign products. China’s middle class today is equal in size to the entire US population and is expected to reach 630 million by 2022, according to management consultancy McKinsey.

China will become the largest cross-border B2C market by 2020, with the transaction volume of imported goods purchased online reaching $245 billion, according to Accenture-AliResearch. The report predicts over 200 million Chinese consumers will be cross-border shopping in five years. (SH)

Fibre2fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

TEA expects budget to upscale textile skill industry

The Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has requested the Central...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Bangladesh could earn $60 billion in exports by 2021

Bangladesh is expected to earn over $60 billion in exports by the...

Courtesy: PIB

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

Govt to help Tangaliya weavers purchase looms: Irani

Government of India will facilitate Tangaliya weavers in purchase of...

Interviews View All

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search