Sales of wholesale, retail, food services sectors down in September

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/10/23
By: Huang Chiao-wen and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) Taiwan’s wholesale, retail, and food services sectors 201510230028t0001totaled 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]

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