BRIEF-HK's Food And Beverage Businesses Will Face Immense Pressure Amid Protests

Nov 5 (Reuters) - Hong Kong government

* SAYS TOTAL RECEIPTS OF THE RESTAURANTS SECTOR IN Q3 DECREASED BY 11.7% Y/Y AT HK$26.4 BILLION ($3.37 billion)

* SAYS ESTIMATE OF VALUE OF TOTAL PURCHASES BY RESTAURANTS IN Q3 DECREASED BY 10.9% TO HK$8.5 BILLION

* SAYS THE PLUNGE IN RESTAURANT RECEIPTS IN Q3 MAINLY REFLECTED SEVERE DISRUPTIONS TO FOOD AND BEVERAGE BUSINESSES CAUSED BY LOCAL SOCIAL INCIDENTS

* SAYS THE RESTAURANT RECEIPTS DETERIORATED SHARPLY IN Q3 AND REGISTERED LARGEST YEAR-ON-YEAR DECLINE SINCE OUTBREAK OF SARS IN Q2, 2003

* SAYS FOOD AND BEVERAGE BUSINESSES WILL STILL FACE IMMENSE PRESSURE IN NEAR TERM AMID CONTINUED PROTESTS INVOLVING VIOLENCE AND SUBDUED ECONOMIC OUTLOOK Source text in English: https://bit.ly/32iEBq3 ($1 = 7.8359 Hong Kong dollars) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)