$1 billion in sales in 1st minute of Singles Day 2019

*They saw $1 billion in sales after 68 seconds technically.

And despite the Chinese economy’s growth slowing, this year was another record breaker -

As at Monday afternoon in Hong Kong the total sales figure had exceeded US$30 billion (£23.4bn). That is ahead of last year’s record.

which will be a relief for the Chinese government as it’s seen as an indicator of consumer sentiment.