It’s not just Canadians who Cross-Border Shop in the U.S.

Black Friday saw the greatest spike of the year in international shopping activity, with cross-border spending at U.S. retailers more than quadrupling (+330 percent) compared to the average shopping day in 2013, according to data released today from Borderfree, a market leader in international cross-border ecommerce solutions.

 Top Countries by Growth and Sales

The top countries for U.S. retail sales during the holiday season were:

  1. Canada
  2. Australia
  3. UK
  4. Hong Kong
  5. Russia
  6. Singapore
  7. Switzerland
  8. South Korea
  9. Saudi Arabia
  10. Germany

U.S. retailers saw the highest growth in China, with 279 percent growth in same-store sales this holiday season compared to the previous year.  Other top countries for year-over-year sales growth were South Korea (91 percent), Israel (78 percent), Sweden (74 percent), Mexico (67 percent), Spain (56 percent) and Russia (49 percent).

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