Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Eight Months of 2016
National Bureau of Statistics of China2016-09-20 10:50




In first eight months of 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,754.0 billion yuan, up by 10.6 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 10.2 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 1,225.0 billion yuan, increased 8.5 percent.

 

From January to August, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 21,050.5 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 9,510.1billion yuan, increased 7.6 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,380.8 billion yuan in August, up by 10.6 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 373.2 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent, year-on-year. From January to August, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 18,118.3 billion yuan up by 10.2 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,932.3 billion yuan, up by 10.9percent, year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in August gained 303.6billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained2,450.4billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent. From January to August, the catering services gained 2,260.3 billion yuan, up by 11.1 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 18,790.3billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in Augustwas 1,147.5billion yuan, up by 8.8 percent year-on-year. From January to August, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in August was 8,935.8billion yuan, up by 7.7 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to August, the national online retail salesof goods and services was 3,021.0billion yuan, increased 26.7 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 2,434.7billion yuan, increased 25.5 percent, accounting for 11.6 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 30.3 percent, 16.9 percent and 28.5 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in August

 

 

Item

Jan-Aug

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

210505

10.3

 

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

95101

7.6

 

 Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

24347

25.5

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 City

181183

10.2

 

 At and Below County Level

29323

10.9

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 Catering Services

22603

11.1

 

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

5743

6.2

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

187903

10.2

 

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

89358

7.7

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

9329

11.8

 

Beverages,

1354

11.1

 

Tobacco and Liquor

2664

9.4

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

8827

7.2

 

      Cosmetics

1401

8.5

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

1917

-2.1

 

      Commodities

3382

11.3

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

5502

7.8

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

5311

12.6

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

1964

9.5

 

      Furniture

1696

14.7

 

      Communication Appliances

2441

13.9

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

11927

-0.9

 

      Automobile

24479

8.6

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

2011

15.6

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2015-August

0.89

September

0.84

October

0.81

November

0.90

December

0.81

2016-January

0.84

February

0.77

March

0.82

April

0.85

May

0.81

June

0.91

July

0.79

August

0.83

 

 

 

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