SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's online shopping logged double-digit growth in the third quarter as the alleviated measures against the COVID-19 pandemic bolstered outdoor activity, statistical office data showed Tuesday.
Shopping in the cyberspace amounted to 52.26 trillion won (36.8 billion U.S. dollars) in the July-September quarter, up 12.3 percent from a year earlier, according to Statistics Korea.
Online transactions for travel and transport services more than doubled to 5.34 trillion won (3.8 billion dollars) in the third quarter, while transactions for culture and leisure services soared 156.9 percent to 728.6 billion won (513.5 million dollars).
Food and beverage transactions gained 16.8 percent in the cited quarter, but food delivery services booked online shrank 7.8 percent.
Mobile shopping through smartphones went up 14.4 percent over the year to 39.06 trillion won (27.5 billion dollars) in the third quarter. ■