Current and reliable ecommerce stats

Electrra

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Does anyone know where I can find reliable South African ecommerce stats (that are not more than 2 years old)?

e.g.
How many South Africans shop online?
How much are they spending? What are they spending money on?

Just the basics really.
 

Electrra

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wow. i never thought of that. pro tip. thanks.

Seriously though, there does not seem to be information which is younger than 2005.
Even an off line lead would be useful.
 

Electrra

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thanks
I was looking for something along the lines of "South Africans spent R514-million on internet shopping in 2005, 20% more than in 2004, according to tech-watchers World Wide Worx ... and this excludes the R1.8-billion online airline sales contributed to domestic e-commerce in 2005."
Been to the World Wide Worx site and they offer the research for 2009 at the delicious price tag of R10 000. I was hoping the information from the 2008 or even 2007 report may already be in the public domain.

There is also the MasterCard survey http://www.southafrica.info/news/business/141975.htm
but the sample size is small and the research is tainted by the fact that it was conducted by the credit card company with questions about using a credit card (i.e I don't have the sample questions to decide if it was a reliable questionaire).

Anyone else with suggestions?
 

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Google this: South African internet shopping research

Lot's of recent info...

80% of SA's net users shop online - SouthAfrica.info
4 Jun 2009 ... Eighty percent of South Africa's internet users shop online, ... that they planned their shopping in advance and conducted research on their ...
 
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