This file photo taken on Sunday shows people in a shopping mall in Seoul. (Yonhap)
The combined sales of 25 major offline and online retailers reached 13.2 trillion won ($ 11.26 billion) last month, up from 11.9 trillion won a year earlier, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.
Offline store sales grew 3.3% year-on-year in September, with online retail platforms recording a 14.5% year-on-year sales increase, the data showed.
Department stores saw sales jump 24.3% as people bought more household appliances and luxury items.
Sales of imported luxury goods have risen sharply amid the novel coronavirus due to so-called revenge shopping, which refers to consumers seeking convenience in purchasing goods while socializing and traveling. are limited.
Convenience stores saw sales increase 9%, while those of discount chain stores and small supermarkets fell 13.3% and 16.1% respectively, according to the data.
Sales of groceries and cosmetics on these platforms increased by 17.1% and 19.9%, respectively, and the service sector, which includes food delivery, saw its sales increase by 44.9%. %, he showed. (Yonhap)