By: Huang Chiao-wen and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan’s wholesale, retail, and food services sectors totaled NT$1,188.1 billion (US$36.47 billion) in revenues in September, down 4.5 percent year-on-year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs on Friday.
The figures represented the seventh consecutive month of negative growth for the three sectors combined, the ministry said.
Wholesale businesses saw their revenues fall 5.3 percent in September year-on-year, while retail sales were 3 percent lower than a year earlier. [FULL STORY]