Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Four Months of 2017
National Bureau of Statistics of China2017-05-17 10:59




In April 2017, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,727.8billion yuan, up by 10.7 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). After seasonal adjustment, the total retail sales of consumer goods rose by 0.79 percent month-to-month. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 1,225.3 billion yuan, increased 9.2 percent.

 

From January to April, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 11,310.2billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was4,976.5billion yuan, increased 8.2 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,348.3 billion yuan, up by 10.4percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 379.5 billion yuan, up by 12.6percent, year-on-year. From January to April, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 9,688.1 billion yuan up by 9.9 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 1,622.1billion yuan, up by 12.1percent, year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in April, gained 288.6billion yuan, up by 11.1percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained2,439.3billion yuan, up by 10.6percent. In the first four months, the catering services in the first four months , gained 1,208.2billion yuan, up by 10.9percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained10,102.0billion yuan, up by 10.1percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in Aprilwas 1,153.2billion yuan, up by 9.3 percent year-on-year. In the first four months,the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in Aprilwas 4,683.2billion yuan, up by 8.3percent year-on-year.

 

In the first four months of 2017, the national online retail salesof goods and services was 1,918.0billion yuan, increased 32.0 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,461.7billion yuan, increased 25.9 percent, accounting for 12.9percent of the total retail sales of consumer goods; Of the online retail sales of physical goods, food, clothing and other commodities went up by 19.3 percent, 18.4 percent and 29.5 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in April

 

Item

Apr

Jan-Apr

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

27278

10.7

113102

10.2

 

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

12253

9.2

49765

8.2

 

 Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

14617

25.9

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 City

23483

10.4

96881

9.9

 

 At and Below County Level

3795

12.6

16221

12.1

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2886

11.1

12082

10.9

 

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

721

8.0

2932

7.5

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

24393

10.6

101020

10.1

 

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

11532

9.3

46832

8.3

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1174

12.6

5119

10.9

 

Beverages,

175

14.2

708

13.0

 

Tobacco and Liquor

310

8.9

1507

9.6

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1126

10.0

4779

7.1

 

      Cosmetics

176

7.7

784

9.4

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

229

7.5

1028

7.8

 

      Commodities

414

8.0

1736

8.4

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

729

10.2

2758

8.6

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

742

12.6

2894

11.2

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

240

3.8

1006

12.0

 

      Furniture

229

13.9

850

12.9

 

      Communication Appliances

316

6.1

1322

9.8

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1610

12.1

6330

12.8

 

      Automobile

3136

6.8

12402

3.4

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

265

13.4

957

14.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 April 2016 was revised. The revised figures and figures in the first four months of 2017 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2016-April

0.81

May

0.79

June

0.93

July

0.80

April

0.92

September

0.86

October

0.77

November

0.96

December

0.85

2017-January

0.75

February

1.04

March

0.76

April

0.79

 

 

 

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