By Claire West

Ofcom research shows that internet users in the UK say they made more than double the number of online purchases in the past six months than internet users in any other major European country except Poland (19 and 14 online purchases respectively).

The next country was Germany with nine purchases.

In addition, the total value of online purchases internet users said they made in the past six months was highest in the UK with £1,031.

This was nearly double the amount spent by internet users in the next-placed country, Germany with £595.