Online sales of goods and services on Hainan during the "golden week" of the February holidays (11-17) on the occasion of the lunar new year amounted to 1.99 billion yuan (about $ 308.1 million). According to www.hinews.cn, this figure has grown by 84% compared to 2020.
According to the news outlet, in cities, the revenue of online shopping amounted to 1.66 billion yuan (about $ 257.4 million), an increase of 84.97% in annual terms, in rural areas, this figure increased by 77.1% and amounted to 327 million yuan (about $ 50.7 million).
According to the news outlet, in order to stimulate online sales and increase the population's consumer activity, the Hainan province held a special e-commerce festival. Dried seafood, pearl jewelry, and coconut foods were particularly popular with Internet users. At the same time, many businesses have also set up a non-stop operation to provide uninterrupted service to their customers even during national holidays.
Lunar New Year, or, as it is called in China, Chunjie (Spring Festival), came on the night of February 11-12 and will last until January 31, 2022. Its patron is the White Metal Ox.