Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Three Months of 2017
National Bureau of Statistics of China2017-04-18 16:27




In March 2017, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,786.4billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. 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 1,287.3 billion yuan, increased 10.0 percent.

 

From January to March, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 8,582.3billion yuan, up by 10.0 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was3,746.0billion yuan, increased 7.9 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,394.0 billion yuan, up by 10.7percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 392.4 billion yuan, up by 12.2percent, year-on-year. From January to March, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 7,339.8 billion yuan up by 9.7 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 1,242.6 billion yuan, up by 11.9percent, year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in March, gained 294.5billion yuan, up by 11.1percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained2,491.9billion yuan, up by 10.9percent. In the first three months, the catering services in the first three months , gained 919.6billion yuan, up by 10.8 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained7,662.7billion yuan, up by 9.9percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in Marchwas 1,215.0billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent year-on-year. In the first three months,the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in Marchwas 3,524.8billion yuan, up by 7.9 percent year-on-year.

 

In the first three months of 2017, the national online retail salesof goods and services was 1,404.5billion yuan, increased 32.1 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,067.4billion yuan, increased 25.8 percent, accounting for 12.4 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 17.7 percent, 15.6 percent and 30.6 percent respectively.

 

In the first three months of 2017, of the total retail sale, the supermarket, store, pro shop and exclusive shop of units above designated size went up by 5.2 percent, 4.5 percent, 9.6percent and 5.7percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods inMarch

 

Item

Mar

Jan-Mar

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

27864

10.9

85823

10.0

 

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

12873

10.0

37460

7.9

 

 Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

10674

25.8

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 City

23940

10.7

73398

9.7

 

 At and Below County Level

3924

12.2

12426

11.9

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2945

11.1

9196

10.8

 

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

723

8.1

2212

7.3

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

24919

10.9

76627

9.9

 

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

12150

10.1

35248

7.9

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1217

12.0

3944

10.4

 

Beverages,

169

15.6

534

12.7

 

Tobacco and Liquor

331

12.7

1192

9.8

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1101

6.4

3648

6.2

 

      Cosmetics

215

8.7

607

9.9

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

236

7.2

805

7.9

 

      Commodities

432

7.1

1321

8.5

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

746

12.4

2033

8.0

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

771

12.1

2151

10.7

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

283

17.2

764

14.8

 

      Furniture

241

13.8

621

12.6

 

      Communication Appliances

330

11.6

989

11.0

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1702

11.3

4721

13.0

 

      Automobile

3389

8.6

9232

2.3

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

268

17.8

694

14.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 since March 2016 was revised. The revised figures and figures in the first three months of 2017 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2016-March

0.90

April

0.79

May

0.82

June

0.93

July

0.83

March

0.91

September

0.89

October

0.82

November

0.95

December

0.87

2017-January

0.78

February

0.96

March

0.84

 

 

 

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