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By the Numbers: Chinese E-Commerce

  • Value of Consumer-to-Consumer Online Sales in China*

    $561 million in 2004
    $1.7 billion in 2005
    200% increase in one year

    *Includes online auctions

  • Number of online auction users in China

    15.08 million in 2004
    29.84 million in 2005
    an increase of nearly 100%
  • Total Value of Chinese E-Commerce

    $43.6 billion in 2004
    $68.9 billion in 2005
    58% increase over previous year

    Sources: China Internet Development Research Center; Analysys International

A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2006 issue of Fast Company magazine.