Online shopping figures still rising, hit high in August

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Online shopping figures still rising, hit high in August

The total value of goods purchased via online shopping in Korea hit a record high in August, government data showed Wednesday, in the latest sign that a growing number of people are using computers and mobile devices to buy things, ranging from clothes to electronic goods.

The total value of online transactions reached 11.25 trillion won ($9.3 billion) in August, the highest level since Statistics Korea started collecting data on online shopping in January 2001.

From a year earlier, the value of online shopping rose 21.4 percent, or by 1.98 trillion won, according to the data compiled by Statistics Korea.

Yonhap

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