Christmas business 2010 in numbers

2,600 online transactions will take place every minute today, say Visa.

£250m was spent this weekend around London's West End - in no small part down to Oxford Street being closed to cars to let pedestrians roam and spend freely.

£68.7bn is the total Christmas sales spend (online and offline) predicted by Kelkoo.

1.5 million shoppers hit central London on Saturday.

74% of consumers plan to buy some presents online this Christmas, according to Visa.

10% boost in sales of 'big ticket' items like TVs this weekend according to West End shops.

£8bn expected to be spent online this Christmas period, according to Deloitte.

15% increase in online shopping this Chritmas since 2009, according to Deloitte.

£200 was the average spent in central London this weekend.

£100m - the amount John Lewis took across all its UK stores over the last week.

10% of the total retail market is online.

10% of online shoppers will use their smartphone rather than a computer to shop, according to Tesco Direct.

£22m will be spent online every hour today.

12.5 million iPads expected to be sold by the end of the year.

£862m more will be spent this Christmas than last year, Kelkoo has forecasted.

2.9% is the decrease in offline sales since last year's Christmas period, as predicted by Kelkoo.

£35 worth of unwanted gifts are received per person each Christmas, according to the Mirror.

29% increase in online Christmas sales compared with Christmas 2009, according to Kelkoo.

£435 was the average spend per person in Christmas 2009.

£170 is spent by the average family on their Christmas dinner.

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