Jan 3 November retail sales data
(percent change from a year earlier):
Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May
Value: 9.5 3.9^ 9.4 4.6 3.9 11.0 8.7
Volume: 8.1 3.6 8.5 3.2 1.4 8.5 5.7
-- In the three months through November, the volume of sales
rose by 3.7 percent, seasonally adjusted, from the preceding
-- For a breakdown of November retail sales click on
Retail sales picked up in November, largely due to a broadly
stable labour market and a surge in visitor arrivals in that
month, the government said in a statement.
Looking ahead, the vibrant inbound tourism and still largely
stable job and income conditions should remain supportive to the
retail business in the near term, it said.
However, uncertainties in the sector include an unsteady
external environment, which may affect the local economy and
consumer sentiment down the road.
-- To view the full details of retail sales data, please
click on: here
(Reporting by Christina Lo and Twinnie Siu in HONG KONG;
Editing by Lee Chyen Yee)