Stores, ser­vices see ro­bust con­sump­tion dur­ing hol­i­day

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Shops and restau­rants across China re­ported ro­bust sales dur­ing the week-long Chi­nese Lu­nar New Year hol­i­day, data from the Min­istry of Com­merce (MOC) showed Wed­nes­day.

Sales in the re­tail and cater­ing sec­tors reached about $146 bil­lion dur­ing the week, up 10.2 per­cent from last year’s hol­i­day, the MOC said in a state­ment.

Sales of tra­di­tional fes­ti­val­re­lated goods, green food, jew­elry, ap­parel, house­hold ap­pli­ances and dig­i­tal prod­ucts main­tained rapid growth.

Dog- themed ac­ces­sories were most fa­vored by con­sumers as this year is the Year of Dog in the 12-an­i­mal Chi­nese zo­diac.

The Chi­nese Lu­nar New Year is tra­di­tion­ally a time for fam­ily gath­er­ings in China. This year’s hol­i­day ran from Feb 15 to Wed­nes­day.

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