Annual sales for the commercial district around Gwanghwamun Gate Station was recorded to be the highest nationwide due to the effect of the massive candlelight assemblies that took place at Seoul's Gwanghwamun Gate Plaza from the end of 2016.
SK Telecom analyzed 20 major commercial districts nationwide from November 2016 to September 2017, and the annual sales for the commercial district around Gwanghwamun Gate recorded 5.84 trillion won, taking first place.
The Gwanghwamun commercial district was ranked in the top 20 in 2013 with sales in the neighborhood of 70 billion won and became the biggest commercial area after four years by increasing sales by more than eight times.
Samseong Station in Gangnam-gu was the second highest commercial district, recording annual sales of 5.37 trillion won.
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