Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Five Months of 2022
National Bureau of Statistics of China2022-06-17 14:13




From January to May, the total retail sales of social consumer goods reached 17,168.9 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 1.5 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles reached 15,509.5 billion yuan, down 0.5 percent.

 

In May, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,354.7 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 6.7 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles were 3,036.1 billion yuan, down 5.6 percent.

 

 

From January to May, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 14,913.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 1.6 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 2,255.5 billion yuan, down 1.0 percent. In May, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 2,920.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 6.7 percent; and the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 434.2 billion yuan, down 6.3 percent.

 

By consumption type, from January to May, the retail sales of commodities reached 15,541.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.7 percent; catering revenue was 1,627.4 billion yuan, down 8.5 percent. In May, the retail sales of commodities reached 3,053.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 5.0 percent; and catering revenue was 301.2 billion yuan, down 21.1 percent.

 

 

From January to May, the retail sales of supermarkets, convenience stores and professional stores in retail units above designated size increased by 4.0, 4.7 and 1.2 percent respectively year-on-year, while department stores and specialty stores decreased by 10.3 and 7.6 percent respectively.

 

From January to May, the national online retail sales reached 4,960.4 billion yuan, an increase of 2.9 percent year on year. Among them, the online retail sales of physical goods reached 4,271.8 billion yuan, an increase of 5.6 percent, accounting for 24.9 percent of the total retail sales of social consumer goods; among the online retail sales of physical goods, food and consumer goods increased by 16.0 and 6.3 percent respectively, while clothing decreased by 1.6 percent.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in May 2022

 

Item

May

Jan-May

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

33547

-6.7

171689

-1.5

 Of Which: Retail Sales of the Enterprises (units) excluding automobiles

30361

-5.6

155095

-0.5

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

12713

-6.5

64614

-0.9

    Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

42718

5.6

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 Urban

29205

-6.7

149134

-1.6

 Rural

4342

-6.3

22555

-1.0

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3012

-21.1

16274

-8.5

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

786

-20.8

3906

-9.1

 Retail Sales of Goods

30535

-5.0

155415

-0.7

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

11927

-5.3

60708

-0.3

  Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1464

12.3

7437

10.0

Beverages,

242

7.7

1184

9.8

Tobacco and Liquor

352

3.8

2051

7.1

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

958

-16.2

5093

-8.1

      Cosmetics

291

-11.0

1473

-5.2

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

220

-15.5

1221

-3.1

      Commodities

562

-6.7

2911

0.6

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

678

-10.6

3314

-0.5

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

523

10.8

2523

9.2

      Cultural and Office Appliances

275

-3.3

1490

4.7

      Furniture

122

-12.2

575

-9.6

      Communication Appliances

394

-7.7

2326

-2.7

      Petroleum and Related Products

1918

8.3

9027

14.1

      Automobile

3186

-16.0

16594

-9.9

      Building and Decoration Materials

156

-7.8

697

-2.4

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The growth rate in this table are all nominal growth rate without deducting the price factor. 

2. Some data in this table are not equal to total and itemized total due to rounding.

 

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.

 

Online Retail Sales: refers to the sales of goods and services got through public online trading platform (including self-built websites and third-party platform). Goods and services include physical goods and non-physical goods (such as virtual product, services). 

 

The total retail sales of consumer goods include online retail sales of physical goods, excludes online retail sales of non-physical goods.

 

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.

 

As the scope of wholesale and retail enterprises, accommodation and catering enterprises (units) above the designated size changes every year, the same period used to calculate the growth rate of retail sales per unit of consumer goods above the designated size is consistent with the statistical range of enterprises (units) in this period, and there is a caliber difference from the data released last year in order to ensure that the current year's data are comparable with the previous years. The main reasons are as follows: some enterprises (units) reach the designated size and are included in the scope of the investigation every year, at the same time, some enterprises (units) withdraw from the scope of the investigation because their scale is smaller than the designated size, and there are also the effects of newly opened enterprises, bankruptcy, note (revocation) enterprises (units).

 

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 May 2021 was revised. The revised figures and figures are as follows:

 

                Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2021- May

0.89

June

0.13

July

-3.95

August

0.41

September

0.07

October

0.22

November

-0.04

December

0.02

2022-January

0.18

February

-0.19

March

-3.18

April

-0.71

May

0.05

 

 

 

 

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