People shop at a supermarket in Hà Nội. Demand for goods and services is forecast to climb as the year-end holiday Tet is approaching. - VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI - Purchasing power has rising during the first 10 months of the year and total revenue for goods and services hit VNĐ4 quadrillion (US$172.5 billion), an 11.8 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO)..
Retail, which accounts for 76 per cent of total revenue, reached VND3 quadrillion. Consumers reportedly spent more on education and entertainment (15.5 per cent), food (13.8 per cent), home appliances (12.2 per cent), clothes (11.2 per cent) and motor vehicles (6.5 per cent).
Localities that saw a sharp increase in purchasing power year-on-year included Quảng Ninh (19.9 per cent), Bình Dương (17.1 per cent) and Thanh Hóa (15.2 per cent).
During the first 10 months, hospitality revenue reached VND485 trillion, an 11.9 per cent increase compared to last year with Bình Định (19.9 per cent), Quảng Ninh (16.4 per cent) and Quảng Bình (15.8 per cent) leading the list. Travel revenue increased by 11.9 per cent and totalled VND37.5 trillion.
Other goods and services reached VND454.8 trillion, up 11.2 per cent.
Despite a slight increase in prices in October, demand remained stable thanks to an ample supply of goods and services. Trade and commercial activities have steadily increased month-on-month. Demand for goods and services is forecast to climb as the year-end holiday Tet is approaching. VNS