IMRG: Brexit referendum boosts cross border ecommerce

August 2016
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One third of all UK online orders in the aftermath of Brexit referendum were international deliveries, IMRG, an online UK retail association, figures suggest.

The June IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index shows that in June 2016, 27% of all orders were destined for international delivery addresses, the highest figure for June in the five years of the index, internetretailing.net reports.

Overall delivery volumes were up by 10.3% during the month compared to the same time in 2015, and up by 1.6% compared to May 2016. June 2015 saw delivery volumes up by 22.8% year on year, and by 15.3% month-on-month.

However, the value of orders to both EU and non-EU destinations was down by 13% compared to May 2016.