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Online Computer Spending by Kind of Business, 2003–2005

  Online retail spending (bil.dol.) Percentage of spending online
Category 2003 2004 2005 2003 2004 2005
Total $53.1 $ 66.0 $ 79.2 n.a.n.a.n.a.
Personal computers 8.9 9.9 10.9 36.0% 37.3% 39.6%
Peripherals 2.6 2.9 3.1 24.9 26.0 26.8
Software 3.0 3.3 3.6 36.1 37.8 39.2
Event tickets 2.7 3.3 3.8 14.5 16.6 18.5
Books 3.2 3.6 3.9 13.1 14.4 15.4
Music 0.8 1.1 1.5 7.0 9.1 11.9
Videos 1.2 1.5 1.7 7.5 8.7 9.5
Office products 1.8 2.6 3.3 5.2 7.3 9.1
Flowers 1.0 1.3 1.5 6.2 7.2 8.1
Sporting goods 1.3 1.6 2.0 5.4 6.7 7.9
Consumer electronics 2.6 3.4 4.1 5.5 6.6 7.5
Movie tickets 0.4 0.6 0.7 4.4 5.2 6.2
Over-the-counter drugs 0.2 0.3 0.5 1.0 1.4 2.0
Medical supplies & contact lenses 0.3 0.4 0.6 2.0 2.7 3.8
Apparel 6.2 7.7 9.1 2.9 3.4 3.8
Footwear 1.1 1.4 1.6 1.9 2.4 2.7
Jewelry 1.4 1.7 1.9 4.2 4.7 5.3
Grocery 1.7 2.5 3.3 0.3 0.4 0.6
Pets 0.4 0.5 0.7 1.6 2.4 3.2
Toys 0.8 0.8 0.9 3.7 4.0 4.2
Specialty gifts 1.1 1.4 1.7 2.8 3.6 4.3
Furniture 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.9 1.3
Large appliances 0.7 0.9 1.1 3.0 3.9 4.7
Housewares/small appliances 2.0 3.0 4.1 2.7 3.9 5.3
Art and collectibles 0.6 0.8 1.1 2.2 2.9 3.6
Home improvement 1.0 1.6 2.2 0.6 0.9 1.2
Garden supplies 0.4 0.5 0.7 0.8 1.2 1.5
NOTE: n.a. = not applicable.
Source: Jupiter Research, Inc. From Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2006.

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