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Here is the first article
Theme: Internet Use in Europe
A glance at the two figures given, there are some apparent contrast between the number of internet users and the prevalence of online shopping in these countries.
As we dive into the data, we can see that the number of internet users in these 5 countries were all climbing, however, at a different rate. It is obvious that UK’s number has been at the top throughout 1995 to 2004 with its number rising from 16 millions to 41 millions. Following second yet far behind was Germany, with its number growing from 5 millions in 1995, which is 11 millions less than UK’s, to 15 millions in 2004. The numbers of the remaining countries, Switzerland, France and Spain, all sustained a slow growth and didn’t pass 10 millions even in 2004.
As for the prevalence of internet shopping, UK was still in the place of number one in 2004, yet this time was followed by Spain as a close second. By cross-examining the two figures, there is an interesting phenomenon worth pointing out. Although Spain had the least number of internet users, internet shopping was more popular among their citizens than among Germans.