Canadian businesses sell more than $136 billion online in 2013

Statistics Canada says Canadian businesses sold more than $136 billion in goods and services over the internet in 2013, up from $122 billion a year earlier.

The agency says wholesale trade, manufacturing and retail trade accounted for 61% of the value of ecommerce sales, similar to the 2012 results.

It says about 13% of businesses sold goods or services over the internet in 2013, up from 11% in 2012.

Large companies, those with 100 or more employees, accounted for nearly all of the growth in the value of online sales in 2013.

These businesses were responsible for about $87 billion, or 64% of the value of total online sales.

For businesses that sold online in 2013, almost a quarter of the value of their total sales came from internet transactions.

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