Customs Service: 85% of Direct Shopping made in the U.S.

Write : 2015-02-18 14:18:02 Update : 2015-02-18 15:09:38

Customs Service: 85% of Direct Shopping made in the U.S.

The United States was found to be the most popular destination for South Korean direct shoppers.
According to the Korea Customs Service and firms that execute direct purchasing, South Korean customers directly purchased goods from 137 countries between 2009 and the first half of 2014. The number of such purchases amounted to 70 million and their value was estimated at two-point-one trillion won or about one-point-nine billion U.S. dollars.

Out of the total goods directly bought by South Korean consumers, 85 percent were from the U.S. followed by Germany, China and New Zealand.
U.S. goods directly purchased were valued at one-and-a-half trillion won, or 72 percent of the total value of directly-bought products. 

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