UK spends more on Internet shopping than any other major country- official figures show.

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Internet shopping is more popular in the UK than in any other major country- a survey from regulator Ofcom shows.UK spends more on Internet shopping than any other major countryConsumers in the UK spend an average of £1,083 a year on internet shopping, compared with Australia which spends the second highest at £842, it said.

The UK’s fondness for net shopping is, in part, driven by mobile devices.

UK consumers are also downloading more data from their mobiles than any other nation, according to the survey.

The study also indicated that:

The findings form part of Ofcom’s seventh International Communications Market Report, which looks at the take-up, availability, price and use of broadband, landlines, mobiles, TV and radio across 17 major countries.

Brits are also the most likely to watch TV-on-demand and use digital video recorders, the report suggests.

UK consumers are embracing the new generation of internet-enabled TVs with 15% owning such a set, compared to 10% in the US.

Our TVs are also getting bigger – more than a third of TVs sold in the first quarter of 2012 were between 33in and 44in.

The UK remains the cheapest place to buy communication services, although the gap is narrowing.

Ofcom said a basket of communication services – including fixed-line telephone, mobile calls and texts and fixed and mobile broadband and TV – costs on average £146 in the UK.

That was £32 cheaper than in France, £101 cheaper than Italy and £168 cheaper than the US.

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