Online spending reached $143.2 bln in 2005, 22% growth over 2004

Online non-travel spending during the 2005 holiday season (November 1 through December 31, 2005) totaled $19.6 bln, representing a 25% increase over the $15.7 bln posted during the corresponding period in 2004. Online travel spending generated an additional $8.6 bln during November and December 2005. Total Internet spending for the full year 2005, including travel, reached $143.2 bln, up 22% over the $117.2 bln spent online in 2004, ComScore reported.