UK consumers spend an average of just over £86 per person per month on purchases made over the Web resulting in a monthly total of £2 billion, according to figures from the Royal Bank of Scotland's Internet Banking and Buying Index.
The results show that more than half of all adults (54%) use the Internet to make purchases, with this figure peaking at 65% for 25-34 year olds.
Men are more likely than women to buy online (56% compared to 52%) and are also the biggest Web shoppers, spending an average of £95 a month compared to £78 for women, and those in the 45-54 age group spend an average of £133.
When asked how much they spent online in an average month 86% of respondents said less than £100, seven per cent spend between £100 and £200 a month and three per cent spend between £200 and £500.
Richard Johnson, head of e-commerce at the bank, says CDs, DVDs and videos (41%) and books (31%) remain the most popular Internet purchases.