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Peru’s durable goods sales increased by 17% under the epidemic, the highest level in history.

Peru's durable goods sales increased by 17% under the epidemic, the highest level in history.

Chinanews.com, November 26 According to a report by Peru’s Public News, Peru’s Ministry of Health reported a total of 954,459 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus on November 25. Despite the coronavirus pandemic hitting Peru’s economy, sales of durable goods, including refrigerators, televisions and more, rose by 17%, at an all-time high.

According to the COVID-19 data released by Peru’s Ministry of Health on November 25, 2020, there are 2020 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 660 have been added in the past 24 hours, and the other 1,360 have been adjusted to make up, with a total of 954,459 confirmed cases; 42 deaths in a single day, with a total of 35 deaths. 727 cases. At present, 4,278 people are still hospitalized for treatment, and 884,747 people have recovered.

The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly hit the economy hard, but sales of some products have increased significantly during the epidemic. Sales of durable goods such as refrigerators, TV sets, desktops, laptops, mobile phones, washing machines and even mattresses increased by 17%.

According to the report, 31% of sales are carried out through online shopping, and 69% through physical stores. The best-selling products are desktops and laptops, with sales up 61.3% and mobile and tablet sales up 38.1%. This was followed by household appliances, in which TV sales increased by 29%.

In addition, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, mall sales will reach 4.3 billion sols, 57.3% of sales for the 2019 Christmas season, according to the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL).

“While sales this Christmas season were only 57.3% of 2019, it was better than we had previously expected, which is in line with the recovery of production activity across the nation,” said Leslie, president of the Lima Chamber of Commerce’s retail union.

According to the Lima Chamber of Commerce, due to climate change, the best-selling goods in the Christmas season are mainly textiles and footwear. Sales of gym or sports products have increased by nearly 60% during the epidemic, which is expected to continue until the end of 2020; bicycle sales will also increase.

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