Retail sales, service revenue increase over 7 per cent

Wednesday, Mar 01, 2017 15:48

Retail sales and service revenue increased over 7 per cent from the same period last year. — Photo Tran Viet

Ha Noi’s retail and service revenue in the first two months of 2017 amounted to VND365 trillion (US$16.4 billion), an increase of 7.1 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Ha Noi Statistics Office.

In February alone, the figure was VND179 trillion, down 3.9 per cent from January.

According to the department, Ha Noi’s consumer price index in February increased slightly against the previous month, citing that prices this year changed little due to the early opening of supermarkets and commercial centres, which stopped the typical post-Tet scarcity of goods.

The department said that more and more Vietnamese goods are on sale in supermarkets and commercial centres.

In terms of exports, Ha Noi’s export value in the first two months of 2017 was $1.6 billion, up 13.1 per cent.

The industrial production index for the two months posted a year-on-year increase of 5.1 per cent, the department added. — VNS

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