Fabian Demicoli

Clothing and sports goods mostly acquired items online


According to
the National Statistics Office, during the first quarter of 2013, 70.3 per cent
of individuals aged between 16 and 74 used computers, while 68.9 per cent used
the Internet. Furthermore, 62.4 per cent also made use of a mobile internet
connection while away from home.

E-Commerce
activities were estimated at 66.3 per cent, equivalent to an increase of 5.6
percentage points over 2012. Clothing and sports goods were the mostly acquired
items over the Internet (59.7 per cent). These were followed by shares for
purchases of reading material and holiday accommodation at 29.8 and 29.1 per
cent respectively.

The survey showed that 91.7
per cent of people who used the Internet at least once in their life know how
to use a search engine. On the other hand, only 10.6 per cent of respondents
said they knew how to create a web page. This survey also provided information
on perceived e-skills of individuals, showing that 90.6 per cent of individuals
believed they were able to communicate over the Internet, while 75.1 per cent
felt capable to protect personal data.

 

 

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