IELTS graph 251 - Online sales for retail sectors in New Zealand

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Pie Charts:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The pie charts below show the online sales for retail sectors in New Zealand in 2003 and 2013.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

Write at least 150 words.

                                      Online retail sales in New Zealand - 2003 and 2013

Online Retail sales in New Zealand

Sample Answer:
The pie charts compare online sales of clothes, books, travel services and films/music in New Zealand between 2003 and 2013. Generally speaking, online sales of books and movies/music increased in a decade while clothing and travel related services witnessed a drop in sales in New Zealand.

As is given in the pie charts, online travel service’s sale ratio was the highest in 2003, precisely 37%. Clothing and ‘film & music’ each made a 22% of total sales and it was 3% higher than the online sale ratio of books.

After a decade, the sale ratio of clothes dipped by 6% while travel services witnessed a drop in online sales as well. Precisely 29% of online retail sales were from travel industries. Reversely, online sales of books and films surged in 2013, reached to 22% and 33% respectively. It is worth noticing that, approximately one-thirst of all online retail sales in 2013 was for film and music industries, though, its sale volume a decade ago was less than a quarter of total online retail sales.

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