Beijing time on May 14th morning news, market research firm comScore recently released the first quarter of 2013 U.S. retail dealer market data. With than in the first quarter, U.S. retail electricity sales rose 13% to $50.2 billion, the 14th consecutive quarter year-on-year growth, 10th straight quarter of double-digit rate of growth, sales in the second quarter in a row over 50 billion dollars.
comScore chairman Gian f erg’s (Gian Fulgoni) said: “for the online retailers, in the first quarter of 2013 is quite strong, electricity sales topped $50 billion for the second quarter in a row. 13% year-on-year growth rate indicates that the market is very health, but was down 1% from the previous quarter to 2%. This slows down may be due to a rise in pay income tax. The increase came into force in 2013, reduce the disposable income of americans. But as long as the employment rate continued ascension, consumers keep optimistic mood, so 2013 electric dealer market prospect is very bright. A variable is the current ongoing electricity sales tax legislation, which would require a tax on every electrical business deal, so as to affect the price of online trading advantage, is not conducive to the growth rate of electricity.”
in the first quarter of 2013 U.S. retail electricity dealer market of other key points include:
– the best online categories include: digital content and order, apparel and accessories, sport and exercise, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods. The category of commodity sales year-on-year growth rate of 20% at least.
– electricity consumption accounted for 10.6% of consumer discretionary spending, a record high.
– comScore of mobile electronic business, according to data on the mobile platforms such as smart phones and tablets, apparel and accessories is the highest categories in the sales, sales of nearly $1 billion in the first quarter.
in browsing the retail goods, consumers spent 48% of the time on mobile devices, including smart phones (34%), tablet was 14%.