From Chinese media

Chinese tourists lead global shopping: report

Updated: 2011-06-15 10:42

By Gao Qihui (

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Chinese mainland tourists spent more on shopping in 2010 than any other nation according to the first Chinese Luxury Traveler White Paper, the Beijing News reported Wednesday.

The paper released on Tuesday by the Hurun Report in association with the International Luxury Travel Market Asia revealed mainland tourists consumed 17 percent of the global shopping market, a 91 percent increase from 2009.

It was the first time Chinese have topped the consumer index, followed by Russia accounting for 16 percent, Japan and the United States with five percent and Indonesia with four percent.

Watches and jewelry lead the list of favorite products purchased by Chinese followed by garments and fashion accessories. 


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