Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
Dopo la parentesi del Covid, Singapore ha ripreso a crescere, ed anche ad ottimo ritmo.
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Statistics Singapore ha rilasciato il Report Retail Sales Index
Retail sales grew by 6.2% in March 2021 on a year-on-year basis, compared to the 5.3% increase recorded in February 2021. Excluding motor vehicles, retail sales increased 4.4% in March 2021, compared to the 7.8% growth in February 2021. On a seasonally adjusted basis, retail sales grew by 3.0% in March 2021 over the previous month. Excluding motor vehicles, seasonally adjusted retail sales increased 2.2% compared to February 2021.
The estimated total retail sales value in March 2021 was about $3.5 billion. Of this, online retail sales made up an estimated 11.8%, compared to the 10.1% recorded in February 2021. Excluding motor vehicles, the total retail sales value was about $2.9 billion, where online retail sales made up 14.4%. Online retail sales of the Computer & Telecommunications Equipment, Furniture & Household Equipment and Supermarkets & Hypermarkets industries made up 46.8%, 28.2% and 12.8% of the total sales of their respective industry. ….
On a year-on-year basis, discretionary industries such as Watches & Jewellery and Wearing Apparel & Footwear recorded larger growths in sales of 60.2% and 35.6% respectively, due to the lower base in March 2020 when there were low tourism receipts arising from tightened border restrictions. Sales of Recreational Goods, Computer & Telecommunications Equipment and Petrol Service Stations saw growths of between 18.6% and 28.3%.
On the contrary, sales of Supermarkets & Hypermarkets decreased 14.0% in March 2021 compared to March 2020 when there were higher sales as more people stayed home after safe distancing measures were introduced.