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Posted : 2011-02-07 19:01
Updated : 2011-02-07 19:01

Koreas per capita porn spending highest in world

By Lee Hyo-sik

South Koreans are found to be the world’s top buyer of pornographic materials, according to Newsweek.

The U.S. weekly magazine said on its latest online edition that Koreans spent an average $527 per person in 2006 to watch pornography through CDs, videos and other mediums, followed by Japan’s $157 and Finland’s $114.

Pornography revenue per capita for Australia came in third at $99, followed by Brazil at $53, Czech Republic at $45 and the U.S at $45.

The magazine said the figures are derived from the data quoted by a blog maintained by Mark Rice, a professor of American Studies at ST. John Fisher College. (http://rankingamerica.wordpress.com).

It also said the Ranking American graphics are based on data from Durex and www.toptenreviews.com.

The toptenreveiws.com said the revenue of the world’s pornography industry reached $97 billion in 2006. By country, China was the largest market at $27 billion, followed by South Korea’s $25.7 billion and Japan’s $19.9 billion.

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