|Retail sales and service revenue increased over 7 per cent from the same period last year. — Photo Trần Việt|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s retail and service revenue in the first two months of 2017 amounted to VNĐ365 trillion (US$16.4 billion), an increase of 7.1 per cent from the same period last year, according to the Hà Nội Statistics Office.
In February alone, the figure was VNĐ179 trillion, down 3.9 per cent from January.
According to the department, Hà Nội’s consumer price index in February increased slightly against the previous month, citing that prices this year changed little due to the early opening of supermarkets and commercial centres, which stopped the typical post-Tết scarcity of goods.
The department said that more and more Vietnamese goods are on sale in supermarkets and commercial centres.
In terms of exports, Hà Nội’s export value in the first two months of 2017 was $1.6 billion, up 13.1 per cent.
The industrial production index for the two months posted a year-on-year increase of 5.1 per cent, the department added. — VNS