In the past quarter, the Dutch bought 800 million euros from online stores in other EU countries.

That amount is 17 percent higher than a year earlier.

Turnover at Dutch online stores grew by 16.2 percent in the same period.

So we continue to buy a lot online, but the growth is less than in previous quarters, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reported on Friday.

Since the corona crisis has erupted and shops have been closed several times to prevent infections, we have started to buy a lot more online.

In 2020, quarterly growth peaked at more than 38 percent and in the first three months of 2021, the Dutch spent no less than 64 percent more on other European web shops than a year earlier.

Dutch webshops even saw a growth of 85 percent, says the CBS.

Growth is now much more limited.

In the second quarter, the increase can again be compared with that in the period before the corona crisis.

Spending at online stores in other EU countries rose by 17 percent in the past quarter compared to a year earlier, while turnover at Dutch online stores rose by 16.2 percent.

Dutch web stores concern both purchases from Dutch and foreign customers.

Strikingly enough, the companies that have both a physical store and an internet store win the most.

The so-called multichannelers booked 18 percent more turnover, while the pure web stores earned 15 percent more.

In the first quarter of 2021, online sales at stores with both a brick and an online leg were twice as high as a year earlier.

Keywords: stores, sales, countries, peak, turnover, eu, dutch, amount, growth, lot, web stores, companies, central bureau of statistics, more, internet store