May 28, 2021 11:49
Sales of air conditioners and other cooling appliances are soaring as temperatures in Seoul reached over 30 degrees Celsius and the Korea Meteorological Administration predicted a record summer.
According to superstore E-Mart, air-conditioner sales on May 12-25 increased 26.2 percent on-year, and those of electric fans and air circulators 88.3 percent and 65.5 percent.
Sales of kitchen appliances like ice makers, water purifiers and food waste disposers also increased as people turned to home cooking during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sales of ice makers and water purifiers at Lotte Hi-Mart jumped 150 percent on-year this month, and those of food waste disposers soared a whopping 235 percent.
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