Monday, February 20, 2006

Taobao Beats Ebay China in 2005 Transaction Volume

From Forbes:

"China online auction site, a branch of, conducted transactions worth 9.7 bln yuan ($1.2 bln) last year, beating eBay China to become the country's leading online auction site, the China Daily reported.

The report cited a study from the China Internet Development Research Center (CIDRC), under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, as saying Taobao claimed 70 pct of China's customer-to-customer (C2C) market in terms of users last year, according to the report. "

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