Hong Kong’s August Retail Sales: Summary

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

See CHART showing Hong Kong’s retail sales year-on-year growth by value (green) and volume (blue) against visitor growth rates (red).

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                         Aug.   July   June    May  April  March   Feb.   Jan.
                         2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011   2011
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                       ----------------------- YoY% --------------------------
Retail Sales Value      29.0%  29.1%  28.8%  27.8%  27.8%  26.2%   8.5%  28.1%
Retail Sales Volume     20.7%  22.4%  22.2%  21.1%  22.1%  20.2%   5.0%  23.6%
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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

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