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2013 China average per capita online transactions exceeds 10,000 yuan

01-15-2014 03:24 BJT

With the robust growth of e-commerce in China, the average per capita online transactions - including shopping, money transfers and bill payments - exceeded 10,000 yuan in 2013. The figures were released on Monday by Alipay, China’s largest e-payments company.

The coastal province of Guangdong led the list, with online expenditures accounting for about 16 percent of the national total. Next came Zhejiang province, Beijing, and Shanghai.

During the one-day online shopping promotion on November 11, the so-called Single’s Day, Alipay recorded 188 million transactions and 24 percent of the purchases were paid via mobile devices. Many also seem to prefer shopping to sleeping. Alipay said about 37 million people made online payments via mobile devices between midnight and 5 am. One’s horoscope seems to play a part in spendings.

Alipay says among the 12 signs, Aquarius men have championed the list and turned out to be the most generous buyers, with an average spending of more than 18 thousand yuan per person. And their female rivals are the Scorpian girls, with over 16,000 yuan per person. And both Virgo men and women are considered to be the most rational, as their spending bottomed the list.

 

Editor:James |Source: CCTV.com

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