South Korea’s online shopping transactions have surged in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak.
According to data released by Statistics Korea, online shopping transactions totaled 12.72 trillion won ($10.60 billion) in May, up 13.1 percent from a year earlier. The figure is the second-largest after 12.85 trillion won in November last year.
Among the online transactions, mobile shopping transactions stood at 8.69 trillion won, up 21 percent year-on-year. Mobile shopping accounted for 68.3 percent of total online shopping transactions, up 4.4 percent from a year earlier.
By Shin Ji-hye (firstname.lastname@example.org