Retail in Asia


China’s Hainan duty free sales rose 83 percent in 2021

Hainan island’s offshore duty free stores generated sales of CNY60.17 billion (US$9.47 billion) in 2021, an 84 percent increase year-on-year. The results, first revealed by Hainan Business (controlled by the Hainan Provincial Department of Commerce), include duty free sales of CNY50.49 billion (US$7.94 billion), up 83 percent year-on-year, with the balance being accounted for by tax paid sales.

The number of shoppers rose by 73 percent to 9,676,600 and the number of duty free items purchased increased by 71 percent to 53,492,500.

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Currently, Hainan has five duty free licence holders – China Duty Free Group, CNSC, Hainan Tourism Investment Duty Free Co (which runs  Hainan Tourism Duty Free Shopping Complex), Hainan Development Holdings (Global Premium Duty Free Plaza) and Shenzhen Duty Free (Times DF in Mission Hills Haikou).