Indicators black Friday 2019 more than a billion dollars more than last year, when Americans spent just 6,22 billion

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U.S. residents spent a record $ 7.4 billion in stock to purchase online-shops «black Friday» — the day of big sales that follows celebrated on the last Thursday of November a Day of thanksgiving, in which the purchase is also a record 4.2 billion

Indicators black Friday 2019 more than a billion dollars more than last year, when Americans spent just of 6.22 billion dollars, according to CNN.

This year set a record on expenses made using smartphones — about 2.9 billion dollars, 900 million higher than a year earlier.

At the same time the absolute record of amounts spent on purchases during the day, keeps last year’s «cyber Monday», when American stores was purchased of goods by 7.9 billion.

However, analysts predict that this year this record will also be broken — as expected, the first working day of next week the Americans will make purchases by 9.4 billion dollars.

Friday after thanksgiving traditionally marks the beginning of the season of Christmas sales. The term «black Friday» was first used to describe the stock market panic of 1869, and in the modern sense it was used in the 1950-ies to describe the traffic jams that occurred on this day at the shopping centers, reminds TASS.

For the first time the term «black Friday» to refer to the day of the year, when the flow of transport in the city is the most intense, and in the shopping malls, the largest number of buyers used the newspaper the New York Times in November 1975.

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