Shanghai tops online shopping power list among Chinese cities

16:49, May 10, 2010      

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Taobao, the largest Internet retail website in China released report on May 9, showing that China's top ten cities that has the largest spending power of online purchases are Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou, Tianjin, Wenzhou and Ningbo. These cities mainly concentrate in Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta region, Beijing and Tianjin, along the east coast.

Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, with 17.42 billion yuan, 11.25 billion yuan and 64.8 billion spent in online purchase, become top three Chinese cities with strongest online consumption power.

The report shows that in these top ten cities, men spend 7 percent more than women consumers. The former accounted for 53.5% of total consumption, while women consumers contribute 46.5%.

The report also said in these ten cities, the 25-year-old to 34-year-old consumer group is the main force in online shopping, accounting for 62.49%. Among them, 25 -29 year-old age group accounts for 36.77%, and 30 -34 year-old age group accounts for 25.72%.

In addition, clothing and China Compulsory Certification (CCC) products are the most popular category in online shopping among top ten cities. Women clothing become the most popular commodity, accounting for 12.17% of total consumption. The mobile phone, as an indispensable tool for modern communication also indisputably occupies second place in the best sellers.

By People's Daily Online


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