Instant noodles are an iconic consumer product associated with China’s rapid industrialisation. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s rising instant noodle sales revive debate over if Chinese consumers are spending less

  • Sharp recovery in sales renews talk of whether people are tightening their belts because of economic worries
  • Instant noodle sales slipped to 38.5 billion in 2016, but rose back to more than 40 billion servings last year – or more than 38.8 per cent of total global sales
Topic |   China economy

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Instant noodles are an iconic consumer product associated with China’s rapid industrialisation. Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese consumers traditionally spend large on travel during golden week, but huge crowds at popular tourist sites appear to have deterred some travellers. Photo: Imaginechina

China consumers cut back on travel during ‘golden week’ holiday due slowing growth, weaker yuan

  • Many Chinese consumers are forgoing expensive trips abroad amid a slowdown in the economy and decline in the value of the yuan
  • Online travel site Ctrip.com International says weak outbound travel demand and a decline in air ticket prices may affect third quarter earnings
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese consumers traditionally spend large on travel during golden week, but huge crowds at popular tourist sites appear to have deterred some travellers. Photo: Imaginechina
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