Americans shopped until they dropped
Traditionally Christmas shopping starts on Black Friday which was last Friday and Americans shopped until they dropped
The figures are impressive during four days (including Thanksgiving) 226 million (212 million) Americans went shopping and spent an average of USD 398.62 (USD 365.34) or totally USD 52.4 (USD45.0) billion. On Black Friday retail sales reached USD 11.4 billion or 6.6% more than 2010 and were heavily based on big electronic items. However a lot of sales are performed by e-commerce and not in stationary retail outlets. Retailers are hopeful that the shopping spree is going to continue till Christmas.