Online sales are growing faster in Italy and Spain than in the United Kingdom, the leader in European retail e-commerce, Forrester Research reports.

Retail e-commerce sales in Italy and Spain to increase at cumulative annual growth rates of 31% and 27%, respectively, from 2006 to 2011, compared to 12% for the UK, Forrester says in a series of “eCommerce Forecast” reports.

Forrester cites the leading category of online sales in Spain as event tickets, followed in order of consumer interest by books, CDs/tapes/records, clothing, computer software/video games, sporting goods, groceries, computer hardware, videos/DVDs, beer/wine/spirits, cosmetics/beauty products, footwear, domestic appliances, toys, cars, health products and household goods/furniture.

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