CHINA LOTTERY MARKET RETURNS TO GROWTH IN JULY
China’s lottery market recovered in July as total sales increased by 10 per cent year-on-year to RMB36.15bn (€4.48bn).
With lottery sales negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the first half of 2020, July marked a return to growth following a 3 per cent year-on-year decline in June.
Welfare Lottery sales climbed 3 per cent to RMB15.44bn in July, while Sports Lottery sales rose 17 per cent to RMB20.71bn.
A total of 28 Chinese provinces grew lottery sales compared to the same month last year, including Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shaanxi.
For the first seven months of 2020, total lottery sales were 35 per cent lower than a year ago at RMB160.05bn, with Welfare Lottery sales down 34 per cent at RMB74.72bn and Sports Lottery sales down 36 per cent at RMB85.33bn.
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