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Online shopping hits record high in November

By 임정요

Published : Jan. 2, 2017 - 16:57

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Online shopping in South Korea reached a fresh record high in November, a government report showed Monday, in the latest sign that a growing number of South Koreans are using computers or mobile devices to buy goods.

Total online transactions reached a record 6 trillion won ($4.9 billion) in November, up 23 percent from a year earlier, according to the report compiled by Statistics Korea.


Purchases made through smartphones, tablets and other mobile gadgets also soared 40.5 percent on-year to a record 3.4 trillion won, accounting for 56.4 percent of all online sales in November.

Demand for clothes jumped 31.6 percent on-year to 887.9 billion won and online sales of cosmetics surged 44.4 percent to 480.9 billion won, while online food delivery vaulted 37.1 percent to 573.1 billion won. (Yonhap)