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TABLE-Hong Kong Dec retail sales down 2.9 pct in value terms
February 3, 2017 / 8:55 AM / 10 months ago

TABLE-Hong Kong Dec retail sales down 2.9 pct in value terms

Feb 3 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's retail sales totalled a
provisional HK$42.4 billion  ($5.46 billion) in December, down
2.9 percent in value from a year earlier and 2.8 percent lower
by volume, figures from the Census and Statistics Department
showed on Friday.
    The following are provisional percentage changes in the
value and volume of all retail outlets:
    Hong Kong retail sales (percent change on year):

VALUE
                         2016    2016
                          Dec     Nov
 Total                   -2.9   -5.4^
 Food, alcohol,           5.0    0.9^
 tobacco                       
 Fuels                    3.6     2.4
 Clothing, footwear      -3.7    3.8^
 Jewellery, clocks,       2.3  -14.5^
 watches, valuables            
 Consumer durables:                  
      Motor vehicles,   -13.0  -15.1^
                parts          
  Furniture, fixtures     7.3    1.8^
               Other    -23.9   -15.2
 Supermarkets             0.7    -1.1
 Department stores       -3.2     1.7
 
VOLUME
                          2016     2016
                           Dec      Nov
 Total                    -2.8    -5.5^
 Food, alcohol,            2.9     -1.7
 tobacco                        
 Fuels                    -0.1      1.5
 Clothing, footwear       -0.5     5.0^
 Jewellery, clocks,       -1.3   -18.4^
 watches, valuables             
 Consumer durables:                    
      Motor vehicles,    -13.0   -14.0^
                parts           
  Furniture, fixtures      6.0     0.7^
               Other     -16.9     -7.1
 Supermarkets             -2.3     -3.1
 Department stores        -3.3      2.4
 
^ Revised 

($1 = 7.7589 Hong Kong dollars)

 (Reporting by Twinnie Siu in HONG KONG; Editing by Biju
Dwarakanath)

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