Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in December 2015
National Bureau of Statistics of China2016-01-20 16:20




In December 2015, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,863.5 billion yuan, up by 11.1 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 10.7 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 1,536.7 billion yuan, increased 8.6 percent.

 

In 2015, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 30,093.1 billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 14,255.8 billion yuan, increased 7.8 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,456.6 billion yuan in December, up by 10.9 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 406.9 billion yuan, up by 12.0 percent, year-on-year. In 2015, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 25,899.9 billion yuan, up by 10.5 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 4,193.2 billion yuan, up by 11.8 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in December gained 303.0 billion yuan, up by 11.2 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,560.5 billion yuan, up by 11.0 percent. In 2015, the catering services gained 3,231.0 billion yuan, up by 11.7 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 26,862.1 billion yuan, up by 10.6 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in December was 1,448.4 billion yuan, up by 8.8 percent year-on-year. In 2015, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 13,389.1 billion yuan, up by 7.9 percent year-on-year.

 

In 2015, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 3,877.3 billion yuan, increased 33.3 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 3,242.4 billion yuan, increased 31.6 percent; the online retail sales of non-physical goods was 634.9 billion yuan, increased 42.4 percent. Of the online retail sales of physical goods, food, clothing and other commodities went up by 40.8 percent, 21.4 percent and 36.0 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in December

 

 

Item

Dec

Jan-Dec

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

28635

11.1

300931

10.7

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

15367

8.6

142558

7.8

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

32424

31.6

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

24566

10.9

258999

10.5

 At and Below County Level

4069

12.0

41932

11.8

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3030

11.2

32310

11.7

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

883

6.0

8667

7.0

 Retail Sales of Goods

25605

11.0

268621

10.6

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

14484

8.8

133891

7.9

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1456

18.1

13553

15.1

Beverages,

197

16.5

1961

15.3

Tobacco and Liquor

425

13.6

3951

12.7

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1517

6.9

13484

9.8

      Cosmetics

204

5.9

2049

8.8

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

308

11.1

3069

7.3

      Commodities

499

16.3

4842

12.3

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

883

13.5

8270

11.4

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

812

12.3

7895

14.2

      Cultural and Office Appliances

328

8.5

2963

15.2

      Furniture

270

16.5

2445

16.1

      Communication Appliances

353

3.9

3470

29.3

      Petroleum and Related Products

1692

-2.6

18450

-6.6

      Automobile

4165

8.1

36006

5.3

      Building and Decoration Materials

374

20.0

3060

18.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2014-December

0.96

2015-January

0.80

February

1.08

March

0.83

April

0.85

May

0.87

June

0.97

July

0.80

August

0.91

September

0.88

October

0.82

November

0.85

December

0.82

   

 

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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