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Internet shopping rises 61% in two years: StatsCan

November 17, 2008  By The Canadian Press

Nov. 17, 2008 – More Canadians used the Internet to purchase goods and services in
2007, placing almost $12.8 billion worth of orders, up 61 per cent from

Statistics Canada reports the increase was driven by a larger volume of
orders, which rose to 69.9 million in 2007 from 49.4 million in 2005.

The agency says the proportion of orders placed with Canadian
vendors declined to 52 per cent of all orders in 2007 from 57 per cent
in 2005.


More than 8.4 million Canadians aged 16 and over made an online purchase in 2007, up from nearly 6.9 million in 2005.

About 82 per cent paid directly online for some or all of their purchases, up from 75 per cent in 2005.

Even so, 77 per cent of these online consumers expressed concern about online credit card use.

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