Bonjour Holdings says it expects a loss in the half year to June as protests took their toll on the city’s retail sector.

Last year, Bonjour Holdings reported a profit of HK$7.4 million in the six month period.

In a stock-exchange filing, the company did not release an estimate of the level of loss it anticipates, with the preparation of final results still incomplete.

Chairman and executive director Wilson Ip Chun Heng said the board believes the reversal of fortune is mainly attributable to the weak sales performance brought about by both local and global factors, including the US-China trade war, the depreciation of RMB, and the demonstrations and social unrest in Hong Kong which occurred in June.

“Moreover, the implementation of the e-commerce law in China at the beginning of the year has severely hit the mainland “Daigou” (surrogate shopping) which has, to a certain extent, adversely affected our group’s turnover in the short-term.”