Local Commerce officials announced last week that total retail sales of consumer goods in the first half of the year hit 141.5 billion yuan, up 28.1 percent year-on-year. The growth rate was 10.2 percent higher than Fujian’s province-wide growth rate.
Xiamen’s retail sales growth rate for consumer goods topped the province for the fifth consecutive month. The city’s wholesale and retail sales growth rates also ranked first in Fujian.
Xiamen’s catering industry turnover reached 13.2 billion yuan in the same period, a year-on-year rise of 48.5 percent, which was seven percent higher than the province’s average growth rate.
In the first half of this year, the local e-commerce industry continued to maintain rapid growth. The city achieved 101 billion yuan in online retail sales, up 34 percent year-on-year.
Pictured is a scene at the fourth Xiamen International Retail Sales Expo earlier this year.