Hong Kong's October retail sales surged 5.6% from a year earlier, helped by the continued revival in inbound tourism, government data showed on Thursday.

Sales increased to HK$33.8 billion ($4.33 billion), marking an eleventh consecutive month of growth. That compared with a 13% rise in September.

In volume terms, retail sales rose 2.7% year-on-year in October, compared with 10% growth in September. ($1 = 7.8071 Hong Kong dollars) (Reporting by Donny Kwok and Twinnie Siu; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)