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