2.2 mln Chinese working for e-commerce
BEIJING, Nov 03, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
More than 2.2 million Chinese are
working for the country's rapidly expanding electronic commerce
industry as of June, the People's Daily reported Sunday.
The e-commerce sector also helped to create more than 16 million
jobs in other industrial sectors, the newspaper quoted statistics
released by the China Enterprise Evaluation Association and the China
Gold & Silver Trade Center.
China's online commerce has experienced rapid growth in recent
years, with its total revenue expanding from 25.8 billion yuan(4.2
billion U.S. dollars) in 2006 to 780 billion in 2011
In 2012, China's e-commerce industry was worth 8.1 trillion yuan,
with online shopping contributing 1.3 trillion yuan, according to
statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce.
As of 2012, China had about 200,000 e-commerce service
enterprises, according to official statistics.
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