Lunar New Year Brings Strong Food and Retail Sales

2016-02-14 07:51:51 | From:

China's Ministry of Commerce says the country's retail and restaurant sectors saw robust sales during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday.

The ministry says sales in dining and retail reached over 750 billion yuan, or 115 billion US dollars, up 11 percent year on year.

Food, tobacco, alcohol and clothes sold well, while jewelry and digital products saw fast growth in sales. Restaurants saw a robust week, boosted by family dinners.

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