Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Two Months of 2015
National Bureau of Statistics of China2015-03-11 16:42




In the first two months of 2015, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 4,799.3 billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 11.0 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 2,184.0 billion yuan, increased 8.1 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 4,113.5 billion yuan in the first two months, up by 10.6 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 685.8 billion yuan, up by 11.4 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in the first two months gained 507.9 billion yuan, up by 11.2 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 4,291.3 billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in the first two months was 2.048.4 billion yuan, up by 8.4 percent, year-on-year.

 

In the first two months of 2015, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 475.1 billion yuan, increased 44.6 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of goods was 399.1 billion yuan, increased 47.4 percent, accounting for 8.3 percent of the total retail sales of consumer goods; the online retail sales of services was 76.0 billion yuan, increased 31.4 percent.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in Jan-Feb

 

Item

Jan-Feb Accumulated

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

47993

10.7

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

21840

8.1

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Goods

3991

47.4

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 City

41135

10.6

 At and Below County Level

6858

11.6

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 Catering Services

5079

11.2

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

1356

5.1

 Retail Sales of Goods

42913

10.7

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

20484

8.4

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

3278

9.6

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

2329

9.1

      Cosmetics

322

9.9

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

564

-2.4

      Commodities

763

14.6

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

1169

12.4

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

1191

16.4

      Cultural and Office Appliances

379

10.0

      Furniture

298

12.4

      Communication Appliances

492

38.5

      Petroleum and Related Products

2667

-6.7

      Automobile

5549

10.8

      Building and Decoration Materials

349

12.5

 

 

 

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.

 

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 of Goods and Services: refers to the sales of goods and services got through public online trading platform (including self-built websites and third-party platform). Online retail sales of goods and services = online retail sales of goods + online retail sales of services.

 

The total retail sales of consumer goods includes online retail sales of goods, excludes online retail sales of services.

 

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 February 2014 was revised. The revised figures and figures for the first two months of 2015 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2014-February

0.91

March

0.92

April

0.81

May

1.02

June

0.93

July

0.84

August

0.83

September

0.86

October

1.00

November

0.92

December

1.00

2015-January

0.90

February

0.93

 

 

 

5. In order to eliminate the impact that the Chinese New Year has no fixed dates, and enhance the comparability of the data, according to national statistical system, the data of January and February will be surveyed and released together.

 

6. Data of the total retail sales of consumer goods in 2013 was revised according to the results of the Third National Economic Census, and data of the total retail sales of consumer goods in 2014 was adjusted accordingly.

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