Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Three Months of 2016
National Bureau of Statistics of China2016-04-18 16:46




In March of 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2511.4 billion yuan, up by 10.5 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 9.7 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 1171.7 billion yuan, increased 8.6 percent.

 

In first three months of 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 7802.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.3 percent. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 3462.5 billion yuan, increased 8.0 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2161.6 billion yuan in March, up by 10.4percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 349.8 billion yuan, up by 11.1percent. From January to March, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 6692.0 billion yuan, up by 10.2percent, year-on-year, and that in rural areas was 1110.5 billion yuan, up by 11.0percent, year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in March gained 259.5 billion yuan, up by 11.3 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 4725.9 billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in March was 1105.1 billion yuan, up by 8.7 percent year-on-year, . Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 3257.9 billion yuan, increased 8.0 percent.

 

From January to March, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 1025.1billion yuan, increased 27.8 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 824.1billion yuan, increased 25.9 percent, accounting for 10.6 percent of the total retail sales of consumer goods; Of the online retail sales of physical goods, food, clothing and other commodities went up by 35.5 percent, 16.0 percent and 29.5 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in March

 

Item

Jan-March

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

25114

10.5

 

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

11717

8.6

 

 Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

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- 

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 City

21616

10.4

 

 At and Below County Level

3498

11.1

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2651

11.4

 

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

666

7.2

10.4

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

22463

 

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

11051

8.7

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1095

13.1

 

Beverages,

148

9.4

 

Tobacco and Liquor

296

7.9

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1058

4.4

 

      Cosmetics

195

9.2

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

227

-9.3

 

      Commodities

404

12.2

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

666

6.0

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

688

19.8

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

239

3.8

 

      Furniture

218

15.9

 

      Communication Appliances

289

16.5

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1537

0.3

12.3

15.6

 

      Automobile

3076

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

240

 

 

 

 

 

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 ofnon-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 sinceMay 2014 was revised. The revised figures and figures in March 2016are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2015-March

0.86

March

0.76

April

0.86

May

0.95

June

0.78

July

0.91

August

0.83

September

0.81

October

0.92

November

0.81

December

0.78

2016-January

0.77

March

0.85

 

 

 

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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