Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in July 2015
National Bureau of Statistics of China2015-08-12 16:17




In July 2015, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,433.9 billion yuan, up by 10.5 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 10.4 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 1,100.5 billion yuan, increased 7.3 percent.

 

From January to July, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 16,591.6 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 7,726.5 billion yuan, increased 7.3 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,099.6 billion yuan in July, up by 10.3 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 334.2 billion yuan, up by 11.9 percent, year-on-year. From January to July, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 14,284.7 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,306.9 billion yuan, up by 11.6 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in July gained 260.1 billion yuan, up by 12.2 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,173.8 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent. From January to July, the catering services gained 1,759.7 billion yuan, up by 11.6 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 14,831.9 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in July was 1,030.1 billion yuan, up by 7.2 percent year-on-year. From January to July, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 7,261.2 billion yuan, up by 7.4 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to July, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 1,936.3 billion yuan, increased 37.7 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,614.1 billion yuan, increased 37.0 percent, accounting for 9.7 percent of the total retail sales of consumer goods; the online retail sales of non-physical goods was 322.2 billion yuan, increased 41.0 percent. Of the online retail sales of physical goods, food, clothing and other commodities went up by 44.1 percent, 28.7 percent and 40.2 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in July

 

 

Item

Jul

Jan-Jul

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

24339

10.5

165916

10.4

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

11005

7.3

77265

7.3

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

-

-

16141

37.0

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

20996

10.3

142847

10.2

 At and Below County Level

3342

11.9

23069

11.6

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2601

12.2

17597

11.6

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

705

8.1

4653

6.6

 Retail Sales of Goods

21738

10.3

148319

10.3

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

10301

7.2

72612

7.4

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1032

16.7

7270

13.2

Beverages,

164

17.3

1067

14.3

Tobacco and Liquor

292

15.6

2149

11.5

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

928

10.2

7303

10.6

      Cosmetics

147

6.4

1129

8.9

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

214

14.2

1764

6.2

      Commodities

386

11.8

2656

12.5

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

653

8.0

4481

10.3

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

631

15.5

4314

14.6

      Cultural and Office Appliances

237

11.6

1547

13.9

      Furniture

195

16.0

1274

16.5

      Communication Appliances

271

29.8

1852

35.9

      Petroleum and Related Products

1556

-7.2

10452

-6.6

      Automobile

2721

2.5

19455

4.3

      Building and Decoration Materials

245

17.9

1524

17.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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: 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 includes 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.

 

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

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2014-July

0.94

August

0.82

September

0.79

October

0.89

November

0.87

December

0.92

2015-January

0.57

February

1.08

March

0.67

April

0.78

May

0.86

June

0.96

July

0.79

 

 

 

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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