Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in March 2014
National Bureau of Statistics of China2014-04-16 16:10




In March 2014, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 1,980.1 billion yuan, up by 12.2 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 10.8 percent. The follows are nominal growth rates if there’s no additional explanation). Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 1,023.1 billion yuan, increased 10.2 percent. From January to March, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 6,208.1 billion yuan, up by 12.0 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales [1] of units above designated size was 81.5 billion yuan, increased 51.7 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 1,708.7 billion yuan in March, up by 12.1 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 271.4 billion yuan, up by 12.9 percent, year-on-year. From January to March, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 5,355.3 billion yuan, up by 11.8 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 852.8 billion yuan, up by 12.8 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in March gained 205.0 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 1,775.0 billion yuan, up by 12.5 percent. From January to March, the catering services gained 646.5 billion yuan, up by 9.8 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 5,561.6 billion yuan, up by 12.2 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 961.8 billion yuan, up by 10.6 percent. From January to March, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 2,840.9 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in March

 

 

Item

March

Jan-Mar

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

19801

12.2

62081

12.0

 Of Which: Retail Sales of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size

10231

10.2

30275

9.7

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

17087

12.1

53553

11.8

 At and Below County Level

2714

12.9

8528

12.8

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2050

10.2

6465

9.8

  Of which: Income of Catering Services of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size

613

4.2

1866

1.0

 Retail Sales of Goods

17750

12.5

55616

12.2

  Of which: Income of Retail Sales of Goods of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size

9618

10.6

28409

10.3

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff, Beverages, Tobacco and Liquor

1210

9.9

4138

10.1

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

912

8.6

3058

8.7

      Cosmetics

159

9.2

449

9.3

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

223

-6.1

808

4.7

      Commodities

326

8.5

995

8.7

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

554

13.0

1607

9.2

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

532

13.0

1544

16.8

      Cultural and Office Appliances

193

6.0

538

9.5

      Furniture

174

18.1

450

14.2

      Communication Appliances

177

18.4

526

14.7

      Petroleum and Related Products

1681

7.2

4542

6.0

      Automobile

2669

14.0

7532

12.3

      Building and Decoration Materials

199

12.7

518

12.2

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1.The growth rate in this table are all nominal growth rate. 

2.For parts of data, the total is not equal to the total of sub-items due to round-off.

 

             

 

Note: [1] Online retail sales of units above designated size refers to the retail sales of consumer goods got by units above designated size, through public online trading platform (including self-built websites and third-party platform).

 

Annotations:

 

1. Explanatory Notes

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods: refers to the sales of physical commodity or the income of catering services sold or provided by enterprises (units) to individuals, social organizations for non-production and non-operation purposes.

 

2.Statistical Coverage

 

The corporate enterprises, industrial activity units or self-employed individuals which retail goods or provide catering services. Enterprises (units) above designated size refer to those wholesale enterprises (units) with an annual revenue from primary business of 20 million yuan and above, those retail enterprises (units) with an annual revenue from primary business of 5 million yuan and above, and those hotel and catering enterprises (units) with an annual revenue from primary business of 2 million yuan and above.

 

3. Survey Methods

 

All enterprises (units) above designated size are surveyed, while the data of enterprises (units) below designated size are collected by sampling survey.

 

4. Month-on-Month Figure Revision

 

According to the auto-revision function of the seasonal adjustment model, the growth rate of the total retail sales of consumer goods since March 2013 was revised. The revised figures and figures for March 2014 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2013-March

1.50

April

0.99

May

0.97

June

1.03

July

1.04

August

0.91

September

1.04

October

0.97

November

1.00

December

0.98

2014-January

0.80

February

0.72

March

1.23

 

 

 

 

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