Russian boom in on-line shopping

21:38, May 17, 2010      

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Russia has seen a boom in on-line shopping, RIA Novosti news agency reported on Monday, citing a latest survey.

Recent survey, conducted by the European Interactive Advertising Association (EIAA), showed that about 94 percent of the country's residents make at least one Internet purchase in the past half year, which is 8 percent higher than other countries of Europe.

The most popular purchase is books with about three quarters of votes. About 54 percent interviewees admitted that they spent money on music, and 48 percent purchase movies on line. Less then a half bought electronic goods.

The survey was held in Russia with over 42.4 million Internet users for the first time.

The results have been claimed to be "striking" as world experts expected them just in several years to come.

Source: Xinhua


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