Retail sales in south China's Hainan province grew 12.1% year on year to RMB 27.61 billion in the first quarter of this year, according to data from the Hainan Statistics Bureau.


Total retail sales in urban areas rose 10.8% year on year to RMB 23.74 billion in the three-month period, while retail sales in rural areas rose 21.3% year on year to RMB 3.87 billion in the period.


From Jan to Mar 2014, retail sales in the catering industry grew 11.7% year on year to RMB 4.56 billion in the first three months.


The retail sales of daily commodities rose 21.0% year on year in the first three months, while retail sales of garments grew 38.2% year on year in the period.


SOURCE: China Knowledge


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