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Online sales in Europe up 18% this holiday season

Shoppers in Western Europe are expected to purchase 9 billion euros ($10.52 billion) worth of goods between November 1 and Christmas day, up 18% from last year's Forrester Christmas forecast.

Shoppers in Western Europe are expected to purchase 9 billion euros ($10.52 billion) worth of goods between November 1 and Christmas day, up 18% from last year's Forrester Christmas forecast. The U.S., the world's largest online retail market, will generate $12 billion in 2003 e-commerce Christmas sales.