Are Chinese consumers buying more fast-moving consumer goods online?

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Yes, in a big way, according to this recent article on  Since their data stops at 2015, Sandalwood’s research team decided to see what our own data was saying for 2016-2017.  Did these trends continue? Or did the trend slow?

Turns out, Chinese consumers are buying FMCGs online at a record pace, with purchases of FMCGs on Alibaba’s growing north of 40% year-over-year when comparing 2016 vs. 2017 for the last two months:


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