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Dutch spend the least in Europe on Christmas Shopping

Dutch households spent an average of 442.65 Euros this year on Christmas shopping. That is 0.8 percent more than in 2009, according to a study by the Nottingham, England-based Centre for Retail Research to spending Christmas in nine EU countries.

European households will spend an average of 0.8 percent more on Christmas-related shopping this year as consumers buy more items online.

Average European households expenditure will be 593.11 Euros, with Britons spending the most at the equivalent of 756.44 Euros per household, Kelkoo said in an e-mailed statement. Dutch families will spend the least in Europe at 442.65 Euros, the report said.

Total Christmas sales in Europe will rise to 313 billion Euros, according to the report.
Online sales will probably rise 25 percent to 32 billion Euros, or almost 100 Euros per family, led by households in the U.K., Norway, Sweden, France, Denmark and the Netherlands, according to the study.