By CHINA DAILY
ASIA NEWS NETWORK
Online retail sales in rural areas totalled 777.1 billion yuan (Bt3,394 billion) over this period, according to a statement from the Ministry of Commerce.
The reading, surging 21 per cent year-on-year, was 3.2 percentage points higher than the nationwide growth rate.
Meanwhile, online retail sales of agricultural products also saw a notable increase, with sales hitting 187.4 billion yuan, up 25.3 per cent from one year earlier.
Snacks were the most popular agricultural products, accounting for 25.8 per cent of the total sales, followed by tea products and nourishing foods, the statement said.