China Online Shopping Statistics, History and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting China Online Shopping statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

China Online Shopping Statistics

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China’s total ecommerce sales (excluding travel and events tickets) in 2015:

$672 billion

China’s share of global retail ecommerce sales:


Last updated 9/25/15

Percentage of Chinese consumers that order grocery products online:


Last updated 5/14/15

Percentage of shopping money spent online in Asia that comes from China:


Last updated 3/12/14

Percentage of people in China that have used a mobile phone to buy a product:


Last updated 5/21/14

How many Alibaba users:

350 million active users

Last updated 3/31/15

Average number of transactions Alibaba processed on Singles Day 2015:85,900 per second

Alibaba’s share of China’s mobile shopping market in 2014:86.2%

Amazon‘s share of the Chinese ecommerce market:


Last updated 12/14/15

Taobao‘s share of China’s mobile shopping market:


Last updated 5/15/14

Amount spent by users on Tmall on Singles Day 2015:

$14.34 billion

Alipay‘s share of the Chinese third-party online payment market:


Last updated 4/10/14

Alipay’s share of China’s mobile payment provider market (by total transaction value):


Last updated 9/11/14

Number of Yuebao users:

185 million users

Last updated 3/27/15

How many active customer accounts:

131.9 million customers

Last updated 11/20/15

Number of orders on on Singles Day 2015:

30 million orders

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These China Online Shopping stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.