Retail Sales in Hong Kong
Hong Kong - Retail Sales
Decline in retail sales softens in June
Retail sales fell 25.4% compared to the same month a year earlier in June, which was markedly softer than May's 34.0% decrease. The figure also marked the smallest drop since January.
The smaller drop was partly driven by a faster increase in fuel sales. Jewelry, watches and valuables sales also dropped at a softer pace. In contrast, growth in supermarkets sales decelerated.
The annual average variation in retails sales deteriorated to minus 28.5% in June, below May’s minus 27.0%.
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project retail sales to decrease 21.0% in 2020, which is down 0.7 percentage points from last month’s forecast. For 2021, the panel sees retail sales growing 5.6%.
Hong Kong - Retail Sales Data
|Retail Sales (annual variation in %)||-1.5||-7.1||1.9||7.6||-12.3|
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Hong Kong Retail Sales Chart
Source: Census and Statistics Department Hong Kong and FocusEconomics calculations.
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