Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in April 2016
National Bureau of Statistics of China2016-05-20 09:33




In April 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,464.6 billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 9.3 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 1,126.4 billion yuan, increased 6.7 percent.

 

In the first four months of 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 10,267.0 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 4,611.1 billion yuan, increased 7.7 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,127.4 billion yuan in April, up by 10.0 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 337.2 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent, year-on-year. In the first four months, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 8,819.4 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 1,447.6 billion yuan, up by 11.0 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in April gained 259.6 billion yuan, up by 11.6 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,204.9 billion yuan, up by 9.9 percent. In the first four months, the catering services gained 1,089.8 billion yuan, up by 11.4 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 9,177.2 billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in April was 1,059.0 billion yuan, up by 6.6 percent year-on-year. In the first four months, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 4,336.1 billion yuan, up by 7.7 percent year-on-year.

 

In the first four months of 2016, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 1,414.0 billion yuan, increased 27.5 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,141.9 billion yuan, increased 25.6 percent, accounting for 11.1 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 35.4, 15.7 and 29.2 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

24646

10.1

102670

10.3

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

11264

6.7

46111

7.7

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

11419

25.6

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

21274

10.0

88194

10.2

 At and Below County Level

3372

10.9

14476

11.0

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2596

11.6

10898

11.4

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

674

8.0

2751

7.0

 Retail Sales of Goods

22049

9.9

91772

10.1

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

10590

6.6

43361

7.7

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1054

11.9

4646

12.5

Beverages,

153

12.4

630

10.4

Tobacco and Liquor

287

12.9

1370

8.6

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1042

7.3

4557

7.2

      Cosmetics

163

7.6

717

9.9

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

222

5.0

992

-2.1

      Commodities

393

12.7

1617

11.3

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

666

9.1

2575

7.7

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

657

9.9

2598

13.8

      Cultural and Office Appliances

239

13.0

896

8.8

      Furniture

207

17.1

774

16.5

      Communication Appliances

291

12.5

1170

17.2

      Petroleum and Related Products

1442

-3.8

5641

-0.7

      Automobile

2899

5.1

11819

7.0

      Building and Decoration Materials

249

17.3

880

15.7

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 April 2015 was revised. The revised figures and figures in April 2016 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2015-April

0.74

May

0.81

June

0.93

July

0.77

August

0.87

September

0.82

October

0.80

November

0.90

December

0.76

2016-January

0.79

February

0.62

March

0.86

April

0.80

   

 

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