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Hong Kong’s August Retail Sales by Volume

Following is the detailed table for Hong Kong’s retail sales by volume in August released by the Hong Kong Government Information Center.

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                                   Aug.    July    June     May   April   March
                                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                                -------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Retail Sales                      20.7%   22.4%   22.2%   21.1%   22.1%   20.2%
Food, Alcohol & Tobacco            0.2%   -5.9%  -10.4%   -8.1%   -8.1%   -0.3%
 Meat                             -9.5%  -11.3%  -15.2%  -13.9%  -14.0%   -8.8%
 Vegetables & Fruits              -6.6%   -1.8%   -2.5%   -4.2%   -4.0%   -3.3%
 Bread & Snacks                   26.5%    3.4%    0.4%   -0.3%    2.4%    3.4%
 Other                           -13.7%  -10.6%  -19.2%   -8.9%   -9.0%   -5.5%
 Alcohol & Tobacco                12.3%   -2.6%   -5.4%   -7.0%   -9.6%   11.6%
Supermarkets                       5.0%    4.8%    3.5%    2.8%    3.8%    6.4%
 (incl. department stores)         5.5%    4.9%    2.9%    3.1%    3.6%    7.5%
Fuels                              2.6%   -0.9%    3.8%    1.3%    1.2%    2.2%
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                                   Aug.    July    June     May   April   March
                                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                                -------------------- YoY% ---------------------
Clothing & Footwear               22.4%   23.9%   19.9%   20.4%   35.2%   22.7%
 Wearing Apparel                  23.6%   24.7%   19.2%   19.2%   34.1%   23.4%
 Footwear                         16.4%   18.3%   24.2%   28.8%   42.2%   18.9%
Consumer Durable Goods            37.9%   40.9%   43.9%   41.1%   30.4%   25.2%
 Motor Vehicles                   14.0%   -4.9%   -5.7%   -4.0%    3.6%   32.3%
 Electronics                      53.7%   73.4%   79.9%   62.8%   28.3%   17.0%
 Furniture & Fixtures             -1.8%   15.3%   11.3%   -1.0%    9.4%   17.7%
 Other                            69.3%   84.5%   74.5%  147.0%  151.2%   85.9%
Department stores                 17.3%   19.2%   15.9%   14.5%   20.4%   14.3%
Jewelry, Watches & Clocks         33.6%   36.5%   45.7%   46.2%   40.8%   42.8%
Other Consumer Goods              15.2%   19.9%   17.1%   14.7%   19.7%   19.1%
 Books, Newspapers & Stationery    0.6%   10.2%    2.6%    3.5%    2.3%   -1.5%
 Chinese Drugs & Herbs             8.4%    6.3%    5.7%    3.8%    7.4%   20.5%
 Optical Goods                    15.1%   19.0%   20.6%   15.1%   16.1%    2.6%
 Medicines & Cosmetics            15.7%   22.3%   14.5%   12.9%   22.8%   25.9%
 Other                            22.2%   22.8%   24.8%   21.4%   23.8%   18.8%
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                                   Aug.    July    June     May   April   March
                                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                                -------------------- Index --------------------
Retail Sales                      124.8   129.3   114.3   120.2   159.9   159.3
Food, Alcohol & Tobacco            96.0    84.5    79.9    89.4   102.3   105.9
 Meat                              79.4    72.8    75.0    83.1    97.1   101.3
 Vegetables & Fruits              105.4   107.4   118.6   107.5    79.0    72.4
 Bread & Snacks                   116.5    88.8    83.7    89.1    95.7   101.1
 Other                             88.5    81.2    67.9    91.8   161.6   160.2
 Alcohol & Tobacco                109.2    97.1    88.0    89.9    99.0   106.1
Supermarkets                      110.7   110.3   103.3   104.3   107.6   111.0
 (incl. department stores)        110.1   109.5   102.0   104.4   108.3   113.0
Fuels                             106.8   103.7   104.2   105.9   123.2   125.7
Clothing & Footwear               120.1   140.2    97.9   116.0   156.9   155.8
 Wearing Apparel                  118.2   142.5    96.2   117.3   157.6   156.8
 Footwear                         131.6   125.7   108.9   108.0   153.1   149.8
Consumer Durable Goods            155.7   155.2   136.2   135.2   233.1   239.1
 Motor Vehicles                   114.7   124.6    97.7    98.9   171.3   223.9
 Electronics                      171.1   173.2   157.4   150.5   271.5   282.5
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                                   Aug.    July    June     May   April   March
                                   2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
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                                -------------------- Index --------------------
 Furniture & Fixtures             111.9   122.6   106.4    93.9   139.4   138.6
 Other                            270.3   202.6   185.1   231.8   336.8   219.0
Department stores                 114.5   117.2   101.4   122.3   141.0   142.1
Jewelry, Watches & Clocks         144.8   147.9   139.9   144.7   185.2   188.3
Other Consumer Goods              115.2   128.0   116.3   114.2   165.1   150.5
 Books, Newspapers & Stationery   135.0   128.6   100.7    95.6   112.1    88.9
 Chinese Drugs & Herbs            113.5   104.8   100.5   103.5   122.8   132.5
 Optical Goods                    122.9   133.8   119.7   128.6   148.5   122.0
 Medicines & Cosmetics            113.6   126.4   109.3   113.3   180.7   173.8
 Other                            110.9   133.2   130.2   121.0   179.4   157.2
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Note 1: From May 2011, base monthly average of Oct. 2009 - Sep. 2010 = 100.
Note 2: Before May 2011, base monthly average of Oct. 2004 - Sep. 2005 = 100.
Note 3: Figures are not seasonally adjusted.
Note 4: Figures for the latest month are subject to revision.

Source: Hong Kong Government Information Center

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael J. Munoz in Hong Kong at mjmunoz@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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