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Hong Kong March retail sales soar 20.1% y/y as pandemic threat eases

05/04/2021 | 04:51am EDT
FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks walk inside IFC in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong retail sales soared 20.1% in March from a year earlier, the second consecutive month of growth, boosted by an easing coronavirus threat and a low point of comparison early last year.

Sales surged to HK$27.6 billion ($3.55 billion), government data showed on Tuesday. That was compared with a 30% surge in February.

In volume terms, retail sales in March jumped 19.8% year-on-year, compared with a revised 31.6% surge in the previous month.

($1 = 7.7670 Hong Kong dollars)

(Reporting by Donny Kwok and Twinnie Siu; Editing by Andrew Heavens)


© Reuters 2021
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