Department of Big, Scary Numbers

8 per cent – portion of 1999 e-commerce that was business to business

US$150 billion – total value of B2B e-commerce sales in 1999

US$3 trillion – projected total value of B2B e-commerce sales by 2003

233 per cent – average increase in stock price of Internet companies at IPO in 1999

Sources: The Economist, Feb. 26, 2000; The Internet Index

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