According to E-commerce solutions company Global-e, cross-border online sales increased by 21% over the six months between January 1 and June 14. This is in comparison with the same period a year ago, and this data was found through analysing the online retail sales of apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear sales from 300 retail customers selling to over 185 countries. The research also found that in May, global cross-border sales grew 42%.
Out of all the regions studied, the Gulf region saw the biggest change, with cross-border sales growing a huge 214% year-on-year between January and June. Australia and New Zealand saw an overall growth of 10% for the same period, with Western Europe coming close behind at 9.5%.