Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Five Months of 2016
National Bureau of Statistics of China2016-06-13 17:02




In May of 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,661.1 billion yuan, up by 10.0 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 unitsabove designated size was 1,188.5 billion yuan, increased 6.5 percent.

 

In first five months of 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 12,928.1 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 10.2 percent. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 5,801.0 billion yuan, increased 7.4 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,297.3billion yuan in May, up by 9.9 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 363.8 billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent. From January to May,the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 11,116.7 billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent, year-on-year, and that in rural areas was 1811.4billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent, year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in May gained287.8 billion yuan, up by 10.9 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 Maywas 1,116.5 billion yuan, up by 6.5 percent year-on-year, . Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of unitsabove designated size was 5,454.0 billion yuan, increased 7.5 percent.

 

From January to May, the national online retail salesof goods and services was 1808.9billion yuan, increased 27.7 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,463.3billion yuan, increased 25.9 percent, accounting for 11.3 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 36.5 percent, 16.2 percent and 29.3 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in May

 

 

Item

Jan-May

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

26611

10.0

 

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

11885

6.5

 

 Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

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- 

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 City

22973

9.9

 

 At and Below County Level

3638

10.7

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2878

10.9

 

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

720

5.3

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

23733

9.9

 

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

11165

6.5

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1107

11.7

 

Beverages,

163

10.1

 

Tobacco and Liquor

300

9.6

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1094

5.9

 

      Cosmetics

172

5.9

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

240

-2.0

 

      Commodities

422

12.8

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

683

0.7

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

667

14.4

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

237

8.0

 

      Furniture

220

15.1

 

      Communication Appliances

302

9.4

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1503

-4.5

 

      Automobile

3115

8.6

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

272

16.8

 

 

 

 

 

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 May 2016are as follows:

 

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.

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2015-May

0.81

June

0.93

July

0.77

August

0.86

September

0.81

October

0.80

November

0.90

December

0.76

2016-January

0.80

February

0.54

March

0.89

April

0.79

May

0.76

 

 

 

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