VIETNAM’S RETAIL SALES, SERVICE REVENUES RISE 10 PCT IN 2017

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam's total goods retail sales and consumer service revenues were over 3,934 trillion Vietnamese dong (174 billion U.S. dollars) this year, up 10.9 percent against last year, according to the country's General Statistics Office on Thursday.

Specifically, Vietnam's goods retail sales stood at more than 2,937 trillion Vietnamese dong (nearly 130 billion U.S. dollars), with sales of automobiles growing 14 percent, precious metals and gemstones growing 13.2 percent, wood and construction materials growing 12.8 percent, and food and foodstuffs growing 11.1 percent.

Restaurant and accommodation revenues were 494.7 trillion Vietnamese dong (roughly 21.9 billion U.S. dollars), up 11.9 percent on-year, and tourism revenues were 35.9 trillion Vietnamese dong (nearly 1.6 billion U.S. dollars), up 10.4 percent.

Vietnam hosted 12.9 million international arrivals this year, posting a year-on-year surge of 29.1 percent, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK