MACAO, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Around 52 percent of restaurants in China's Macao Special Administrative Region reported increases in receipts in April, up by 5 percentage points from March, according to a survey released by Macao's Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) on Monday.
Both western restaurants and Chinese restaurants saw significant increases in receipts, up by 15 and 10 percentage points respectively from March.
In retail industry, 49 percent of the interviewed retailers reported a year-on-year growth in sales in April, down by 2 percentage points from March.
All of the interviewed leather goods retailers showed a year-on-year rise in sales in April. Moreover, more than half of those retailers such as adults' clothing, watches, clocks and jewellery retailers and supermarkets recorded a year-on-year growth in sales.
The interviewed restaurants and retailors have anticipated a stable business performance in May, according to the DSEC.