Online retail index reached new high in Finland during December

Online shopping was more popular than ever during the Christmas season in Finland.

Online shopping orders increased by 50% in Finland during December 2010 compared to the normal level of monthly online trade, according to the online retail index used by the Vilkas Group. With the Christmas season boosting sales, the online retail index reached an all-time high in December.

Online retail trade in Finland during the final quarter of 2010 increased by 6% compared to the same period in 2009, compared to growth of 10-20% in previous years, according to Markku Korkiakoski, CEO of Vilkas Group.

Source: YLE News, Vilkas Group