Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in August 2014
National Bureau of Statistics of China2014-09-15 14:44




In August 2014, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,113.4 billion yuan, up by 11.9 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 10.6 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 1,046.6 billion yuan, increased 9.0 percent. From January to August, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 16,610.8 billion yuan, up by 12.1 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales [1] of units above designated size was 250.6 billion yuan, increased 54.9 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 1,830.6 billion yuan in August, up by 11.8 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 282.8 billion yuan, up by 12.8 percent, year-on-year. From January to August, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 14,351.8 billion yuan, up by 12.0 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,259.0 billion yuan, up by 13.1 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in August gained 230.4 billion yuan, up by 8.4 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 1,883.0 billion yuan, up by 12.3 percent. From January to August, the catering services gained 1,747.9 billion yuan, up by 9.8 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 14,862.9 billion yuan, up by 12.4 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 978.1 billion yuan, up by 9.8 percent. From January to August, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 7,790.9 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in August

 

 

Item

August

Jan-Aug

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

21134

11.9

166108

12.1

 

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

10466

9.0

83024

9.7

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 City

18306

11.8

143518

12.0

 

 At and Below County Level

2828

12.8

22590

13.1

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2304

8.4

17479

9.8

 

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

685

-0.9

5114

2.4

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

18830

12.3

148629

12.4

 

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

9781

9.8

77909

10.2

 

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

1371

12.1

10653

11.3

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

884

11.7

7642

10.4

 

      Cosmetics

142

12.6

1168

10.7

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

246

7.3

1953

-4.6

 

      Commodities

361

12.0

2754

10.7

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

577

9.7

4738

8.7

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

554

16.5

4344

14.9

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

208

6.8

1574

11.0

 

      Furniture

186

13.0

1358

14.7

 

      Communication Appliances

208

31.8

1550

23.6

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1711

7.7

13036

8.5

 

      Automobile

2527

5.3

20877

9.5

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

228

12.5

1649

14.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 August 2013 was revised. The revised figures and figures for August 2014 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2013-August

0.92

September

1.02

October

0.98

November

1.00

December

0.99

2014-January

0.89

February

0.50

March

1.37

April

0.78

May

1.12

June

0.91

July

0.87

August

0.92

 

 

 

 

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