People shop in a store in Mong Kok on Monday, a day after Hongkongers received their first instalment of government e-vouchers. Photo: Sam Tsang People shop in a store in Mong Kok on Monday, a day after Hongkongers received their first instalment of government e-vouchers. Photo: Sam Tsang
People shop in a store in Mong Kok on Monday, a day after Hongkongers received their first instalment of government e-vouchers. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong retail sales rise 8.4 per cent year on year in first half of 2021

  • Government spokesman credits stabilisation of coronavirus pandemic with rise in spending, says e-voucher scheme will bring further improvements
  • Official figures show sales for June totalled HK$28.1 billion, up 5.8 per cent compared to same period last year

Topic |   Hong Kong economy
People shop in a store in Mong Kok on Monday, a day after Hongkongers received their first instalment of government e-vouchers. Photo: Sam Tsang People shop in a store in Mong Kok on Monday, a day after Hongkongers received their first instalment of government e-vouchers. Photo: Sam Tsang
People shop in a store in Mong Kok on Monday, a day after Hongkongers received their first instalment of government e-vouchers. Photo: Sam Tsang

Corrected [6:10pm, 2 Aug, 2021]

  • [6:10pm, 2 Aug, 2021]

    A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the percentage of retail growth in the first half of 2021 as 54.9 per cent. This is actually the online retail figure.

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