SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The retail industry in South Korea is booming in this year’s monsoon season, which has particularly been windy and rainy.
E-commerce platform Gmarket has seen a 94-percent increase in umbrella sales in Jeju during the monsoon season between June 20 and 29, compared to last year.
Sales of umbrellas that can also be used as parasols (23 percent), raincoats (57 percent), umbrellas for children (70 percent) and raincoats for children (49 percent) have also increased.
With the high humidity levels, more people have bought dehumidifiers (62 percent), dehumidifying agents (40 percent) and shoe deodorants (64 percent).
Online retailer W Concept also saw a major sales increase of umbrellas (70 percent), raincoats (116 percent) and dehumidifiers (350 percent) between June 20 and 30.
The return of rain boots, once popular a decade ago, has led to a surge in sales of more than 300 percent.
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