Is the e-commerce trend coming to an end?

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The pandemic helped fuel a huge rise in online spending. Image: Unsplash/Laura Chouette

Joel Alcedo
Vice President, Applied Economics, Mastercard Economics Institute
Alberto Cavallo
Professor, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Bricklin Dwyer
Chief Economist and Head of the Mastercard Economics Institute, Mastercard
Prachi Mishra
Advisor in the Research Departmen, IMF
Antonio Spilimbergo
Assistant Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF
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Online retail in the United States seems to be following an upward trend Image: IMFBlog/Mastercard Economics Institute

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As time at home increased in February 2020, online sales also increased Image: IMFBlog/Google Community Mobility Reports and Mastercard Economics Institute
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