Protest-hit Hong Kong's Nov retail sales drop 23.6%


HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong retail sales fell 23.6% in November from a year earlier as the impact of anti-government protests, now in their seventh month, weighed.

Sales fell to HK$30 billion ($3.86 billion), government data showed on Friday, a tenth consecutive month of decline. October’s drop was a revised 24.4%.

In volume terms, retail sales fell 25.4% in November compared with a revised 26.4% drop in October.

Reporting by Donny Kwok; editing by John Stonestreet



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