A man walks past a shuttered store in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district, one of many that have closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen A man walks past a shuttered store in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district, one of many that have closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A man walks past a shuttered store in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district, one of many that have closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Hong Kong retail sales take historic dip, down nearly 37 per cent by volume in first quarter, as Covid-19 continues to take toll

  • March numbers mark 14th consecutive month in which spending has dropped, Census and Statistics Department reveals
  • Local businesses have been forced to contend not only with social-distancing measures, but a near-total collapse of tourism

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A man walks past a shuttered store in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district, one of many that have closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen A man walks past a shuttered store in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district, one of many that have closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
A man walks past a shuttered store in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district, one of many that have closed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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