Hong Kong, June 1 (Xinhua) - Hong Kong retail sales continued to increase in April thanks to an epidemic of Covid-19. The value of total retailers in April was provisionally estimated at 27 billion Hong Kong dollars (3.48 billion US dollars), 12.1 per One hundred more than a year ago, the Department of Census and Statistics of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong (HSAR) The government said on Tuesday in a report.

In the first four months combined, the value of retail sales increased 8.5 percent year after year.

A government spokesperson attributed continuous growth in the value of retail sales in April to a low comparison base in 2020 and said the retail sales volume still It was well below the pre-pandemic level.

In April, sales of jewelry and valuable gifts increased 93.2 percent from the previous year, and the sales of the Appa Visting Rel jumped 64.7 percent. Sales of footwear and other clothing accessories gained 36 percent.

Looking forward, the spokesperson said that the short-term perspective for retail continues to challenge as incoming tourism still takes incoming tourism. Time to recover.

It is essential that the community actively obtain the VACCIN-19 vaccine to create favorable conditions for a more visible Renaissance of retail and another consumer. -Envoce the activities, said the spokesman. Enditem follow by China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation. Download applications from ChinaNews

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