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Despite a 15% year-on-year increase in UK online sales in September, internet shopping is expected to slow down.
The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index show online sales grew 15% since September 2010 compared to 0.3% growth in UK high-street sales. But the report has reduced its previous prediction of 18% to 16% annual growth for online spending in 2011.
David Smith, chief marketing and communications officer at IMRG, said: "There has been a slight dip in terms of the growth levels. This equates to a 12-14% increase for the fourth quarter of 2011. Although this is still strong, it does show that the rate of growth is slowing down; total growth in 2010 reached 18%."
Home and garden product online sales leaped 40% year-on-year followed by a 21% increase in clothing sales and 16% growth in online alcohol sales. The travel sector experienced a decline of 17% in online sales month-on-month.
Jonathon Brown, head of online selling at John Lewis, said, "September was another strong month for John Lewis online delivering growth of over 25% across categories."
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