uk: One pound in six was spent online last year

One in six pounds spent shopping last year was spent on the internet. Online retail sales in 2007 were over 50% higher than in 2006, according to data from UK trade body the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG).The group’s figures showed that £46.6 billion was spent online in 2007, 54% more than was spent in 2006, according to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index. A third of all sales happened in the Christmas period, with £15.2 billion being spent online in December.

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