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Online Shopping Boom in Korea crosses US$5.6 bil mark

 
Online shopping in Korea has passed a new milestone.
 
According to Statistics Korea, in November, the value of purchases made on the Internet came to almost 6-point-9 trillion won -- just under 5-point-7 billion U.S. dollars -- surpassing the 6-trillion won mark for the first time.
 
Compared to November a year before, that's a jump of 23 percent, and it's nearly double the amount tallied four years earlier.
 
Online shopping's been on a steady increase, the previous record having been set just a month before in October.
 
Purchases made through mobile devices also made up a bigger portion of those sales than ever before, with clothes being the most popular item followed by reservations for travel and accommodation.
 
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