Aussies' shopping preferences revealed

With money being extremely tight for many households, more and more Aussies are looking online for bargain purchases.

The Courier-Mail revealed last week that the government may force shoppers to pay goods and services tax when importing items from overseas, as Australian retailers have complained that companies from other countries are undercutting them.

For the time being though, credit card holders will be scouring the web for cheap deals – especially with Christmas just around the corner.

A new survey conducted by Roy Morgan Research has indicated that despite the lower prices, Aussies are still quite fussy when purchasing items from abroad.

China is one of the country's main trading partners, but the survey showed only 3.2 per cent of Australians are more likely to buy food and wine that has been produced in the Asian country.

On the flip side, nearly one in three Aussies would prefer to buy clothes that have been manufactured in China, while 28.3 per cent would favour electrical goods that were made in Beijing or Shanghai.

Overall, the vast majority of Aussies said they were less likely to buy anything that carried a "Made in China" label.

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