Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in December 2016
National Bureau of Statistics of China2017-01-22 16:28




In December 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,175.7 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 9.2 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 1,694.5 billion yuan, increased 9.8 percent.

 

In 2016, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 33,231.6 billion yuan, up by 10.4 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 15,428.6 billion yuan, increased 8.1 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,723.3 billion yuan in December, up by 10.9 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 452.4 billion yuan, up by 11.2 percent, year-on-year. In 2016, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 28,581.4 billion yuan, up by 10.4 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 4,650.3 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in December gained 335.2 billion yuan, up by 10.6 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,840.5 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent. In 2016, the catering services gained 3,579.9 billion yuan, up by 10.8 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 29,651.8 billion yuan, up by 10.4 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in December was 1,599.9 billion yuan, up by 10.0 percent year-on-year. In 2016, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 14,507.3 billion yuan, up by 8.3 percent year-on-year.

 

In 2016, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 5,155.6 billion yuan, increased 26.2 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 4,194.4 billion yuan, increased 25.6 percent, accounting for 12.6 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 28.5, 18.1 and 28.8 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in December

 

 

Item

December

Jan-Dec

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

31757

10.9

332316

10.4

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

16945

9.8

154286

8.1

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

-

-

41944

25.6

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

27233

10.9

285814

10.4

 At and Below County Level

4524

11.2

46503

10.9

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3352

10.6

35799

10.8

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

946

6.7

9213

6.0

 Retail Sales of Goods

28405

10.9

296518

10.4

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

15999

10.0

145073

8.3

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1586

8.6

15055

10.9

Beverages,

224

8.8

2175

10.5

Tobacco and Liquor

465

11.0

4300

9.3

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1629

7.1

14433

7.0

      Cosmetics

227

11.0

2222

8.3

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

323

4.8

2996

0.0

      Commodities

589

13.9

5467

11.4

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

979

9.5

9004

8.7

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

857

9.1

8460

12.0

      Cultural and Office Appliances

379

15.3

3306

11.2

      Furniture

300

9.9

2781

12.7

      Communication Appliances

384

8.0

3894

11.9

      Petroleum and Related Products

1801

7.1

18697

1.2

      Automobile

4873

14.4

40372

10.1

      Building and Decoration Materials

392

10.2

3372

14.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2015-December

0.82

2016-January

0.82

February

0.79

March

0.88

April

0.85

May

0.83

June

0.95

July

0.79

August

0.93

September

0.88

October

0.75

November

0.98

December

0.89

   

 

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