UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey

Online shoppers in the UK spend more per household than consumers in any other country, a report says, amid a shift from stores to the internet.
UK households spent the equivalent of $5,900 (£4,611) using payment cards online in 2015, the UK Cards Association said.
This was higher than Norway ($5,400), the US ($4,500) and Australia ($4,000).
The association suggested the frequency of debit and credit cards and the ease of delivering items drove online buys.
New figures from the association showed that £154bn was spent on the internet using cards in 2016 – up by a quarter in two years.

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