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[Monitor] Online shopping surges amid pandemic
Published : Jul 6, 2020 - 11:01
Updated : Jul 6, 2020 - 11:01

South Korea’s online shopping transactions have surged in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.

According to data released by Statistics Korea, online shopping transactions totaled 12.72 trillion won ($10.60 billion) in May, up 13.1 percent from a year earlier. The figure is the second-largest after 12.85 trillion won in November last year.

Among the online transactions, mobile shopping transactions stood at 8.69 trillion won, up 21 percent year-on-year. Mobile shopping accounted for 68.3 percent of total online shopping transactions, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier.

By Shin Ji-hye (shinjh@heraldcorp.com)
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