S Korea’s online shopping logs double-digit growth in Feb

4 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

SEOUL: Online shopping among South Korean consumers logged a double-digit gain in February on demand for food delivery services and the purchase of air purifiers amid severe air pollution, a government report showed Wednesday.

Shopping in the cyberspace amounted to 9.6 trillion won (8.5 billion U.S. dollars) in February, up 16.4 percent from a year earlier, according to Statistics Korea, reports Xinhua.

It came amid the continued growth in food delivery orders using smartphones. Online food delivery services surged 90.2 percent in February from a year ago.