May 04, 2018 08:36
The total value of purchases made online hit an all-time high in March, which saw transactions worth over W8.98 trillion, according to Statistics Korea on Wednesday (US$1=W1,076). The previous record was set just two months earlier.
The main source of the increase was food deliveries, which rose nearly 75 percent compared to the same month last year to W371.7 billion.
People have also been spending more on home appliances like air filters and other devices because of worsening air pollution. Transactions for appliances and electronics came to W934.1 billion, up 42 percent on-year.
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