Vietnamese consumers spend 15 billion USD in January

Vietnamese consumers spent more than 15 billion USD on commodities and services in January, up 5.6% from the previous month and 9.9% more than last January.

The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported that food, clothing, and transportation were in greatest demand as people prepared for Tet, Vietnam's traditional lunar New Year festival.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Thanh Hoa, Kien Giang, and Hanoi saw the biggest rise in sales.

Source: VOV5