Supplementary memorandum by David Casey
The source for secure server numbers, as an
indicator of electronic commerce penetration, was the OECD, taken
from their website, URL:
This page is also attached in its html form.
It is worth a look as it also contains other
charts which indicate the differences of e-commerce penetration
across Europe and the world.
In reference to the relative level of international
business-to-business markets online, it is generally thought that
the United States accounts for around four-fifths of electronic
commerce revenues, and the same proportion roughly applies to
Jupiter Communications projected on 26 June
that the US B2B market would amount to $6 trillion by 2005.
Forrester Research projected on 6 June that
European B2B would be worth about
900 billion, by 2005 also.
All this information is taken from the Internet,
and so is subject to the accuracy of the hosts.