Most common internet activity: search for information on goods and services

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English

WIESBADEN – 91% of internet users searched the internet for information on goods and services for private purposes in the first quarter of 2018. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was the most common internet activity, followed closely by e-mail communication (89%). The roughly 64 million internet users also looked for health-related information (66%), watched videos offered by video sharing services like YouTube (64%), did online banking (59%), made (video) calls for example via Skype, Facetime, WhatsApp or Viber (57%) and used social networks such as Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (56%). Internet users focussed on different online activities depending on their age group.
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