Generally for 8 months, total retail sales of consumer goods and services reached 3.22 million billion, down slightly from the same period last year. In which, retail sales of goods reached more than 2.55 million billion, up 4% over the same period last year. Specifically, food and foodstuff increased by 8%, household appliances, utensils and equipment increased by 5.4% and apparel by 0.6%.
Hai Phong is the locality with the highest increase in retail sales of goods compared to the same period in 2019. It is followed by Hanoi, Dong Nai and Ho Chi Minh City, up 9.8%, 9.4% and 8.3%. Meanwhile, Da Nang and Khanh Hoa are localities with a sharp drop in retail sales of goods, 5-6%.
In addition, revenue from accommodation and catering services in 8 months was estimated at 322,500 billion VND, down 16.4% compared to the same period last year. Accordingly, many localities only reach 50-70% revenue such as Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.
In addition, tourism revenue in 8 months was estimated at 13,100 billion, down 54.4% over the same period last year. The reason is that the Covid-19 translation makes the domestic tourism stimulus policy not implemented, tourists cancel the tour and many cultural festival events cancel, and some sightseeing places must continue to close.
Khanh Hoa is the locality with the strongest decrease in tourism revenue, reaching nearly 24%, Ho Chi Minh City 28%, Ba Ria-Vung Tau reaching nearly 33% over the same period last year.
Source: ndh.vn – Translated by fintel.vn