Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in April 2015
National Bureau of Statistics of China2015-05-13 16:07




In April 2015, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,238.7 billion yuan, up by 10.0 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 9.9 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 1,056.4 billion yuan, increased 6.7 percent.

 

From January to April, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 9,310.2 billion yuan, up by 10.4 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 4,301.5 billion yuan, increased 7.5 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 1,934.8 billion yuan in April, up by 9.8 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 303.9 billion yuan, up by 11.4 percent, year-on-year. From January to April, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 8,005.6 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 1,304.6 billion yuan, up by 11.5 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in April gained 232.7 billion yuan, up by 11.7 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,006.0 billion yuan, up by 9.8 percent. From January to April, the catering services gained 978.5 billion yuan, up by 11.4 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 8,331.7billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in April was 993.9 billion yuan, up by 6.7 percent year-on-year. From January to April, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 4,045.7 billion yuan, up by 7.5 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to April, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 1,043.5 billion yuan, increased 40.9 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of goods was 869.0 billion yuan, increased 40.3 percent, accounting for 9.3 percent of the total retail sales of consumer goods; the online retail sales of services was 174.5 billion yuan, increased 43.9 percent. Of the online retail sales of goods, the food, clothing and other commodities went up by 48.2 percent, 32.4 percent and 43.4 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in April

 

Item

April

Jan-Apr

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

22387

10.0

93102

10.4

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

10564

6.7

43015

7.5

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Goods

-

-

8690

40.3

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

19348

9.8

80056

10.2

 At and Below County Level

3039

11.4

13046

11.5

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2327

11.7

9785

11.4

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

625

7.2

2557

5.9

 Retail Sales of Goods

20060

9.8

83317

10.3

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

9939

6.7

40457

7.5

Grain, Oil, Foodstuff,

933

15.1

4123

11.8

Beverages,

139

13.1

578

12.9

Tobacco and Liquor

258

12.3

1270

10.3

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

961

10.9

4268

10.6

      Cosmetics

148

9.3

645

9.9

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

225

10.3

1046

4.9

      Commodities

354

11.8

1482

14.2

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

605

9.5

2385

12.6

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

626

14.0

2396

14.8

      Cultural and Office Appliances

208

9.0

819

12.9

      Furniture

178

16.4

664

15.7

      Communication Appliances

259

34.9

994

37.2

      Petroleum and Related Products

1495

-7.4

5694

-7.3

      Automobile

2732

1.6

10935

5.3

      Building and Decoration Materials

217

18.7

773

16.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 April 2014 was revised. The revised figures and figures in April 2015 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2014-April

0.81

May

1.01

June

0.85

July

0.86

August

0.80

September

0.77

October

0.90

November

0.81

December

0.90

2015-January

0.51

February

0.99

March

0.64

April

0.74

 

 

 

5. 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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