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China Online Spending Increases

Posted on 1.15.2007
Chinese Internet users spent 276.76 billion yuan on Internet services in 2006, almost 50 percent more than the previous year, as their number rose to 136 million by the end of 2006, the Internet Society of China said last Friday.

The society said in its Internet Guide 2007, jointly prepared with consulting firm DDCI, that Chinese Internet users spent about 170 yuan a month on services like Internet connection, online shopping and online games last year, almost 8 percent higher than the amount in 2005.     Total consumption increased as the number of Internet users rose from 111 million at the end of 2005 to 136 million in 2006.

The report was the first released by the society on the Internet sector, which covers 50 categories and surveyed over 80,000 individuals and 900 companies.
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