Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Five Months of 2017
National Bureau of Statistics of China2017-06-15 13:44




In May 2017, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,945.9 billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 9.5 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 1,293.7 billion yuan, increased 9.2 percent.

 

From January to May, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 14,256.1billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 6,268.9 billion yuan, increased 8.4 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,536.0 billion yuan, up by 10.4 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 409.9 billion yuan, up by 12.7 percent, year-on-year. From January to May, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 12,224.1 billion yuan up by 10.0 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,032.0 billion yuan, up by 12.2 percent, year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in May, gained 321.1 billion yuan, up by 11.6 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,624.8 billion yuan, up by 10.6 percent. In the first five months, the catering services in the first five months , gained 1,529.3 billion yuan, up by 11.0 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 12,726.8 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in May was 1,215.8 billion yuan, up by 9.2 percent year-on-year. In the first five months, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in May was 5,897.7 billion yuan, up by 8.5 percent year-on-year.

 

In the first five months of 2017, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 2,466.3 billion yuan, increased 32.5 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,879.8 billion yuan, increased 26.5 percent, accounting for 13.2 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 21.5 percent, 20.6 percent and 29.2 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in May

 

Item

May

Jan-May

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

29459

10.7

142561

10.3

 

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

12937

9.2

62689

8.4

 

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

18798

26.5

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 City

25360

10.4

122241

10.0

 

 At and Below County Level

4099

12.7

20320

12.2

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3211

11.6

15293

11.0

 

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

779

9.2

3712

7.8

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

26248

10.6

127268

10.2

 

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

12158

9.2

58977

8.5

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1248

14.4

6367

11.6

 

Beverages,

188

14.2

895

13.3

 

Tobacco and Liquor

331

11.3

1837

9.9

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1159

8.0

5945

7.2

 

      Cosmetics

196

12.9

980

10.1

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

251

9.6

1280

8.2

 

      Commodities

444

8.7

2180

8.5

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

774

13.6

3529

9.6

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

770

14.0

3665

11.7

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

251

5.0

1258

10.5

 

      Furniture

245

13.5

1095

13.0

 

      Communication Appliances

318

1.9

1640

8.1

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1632

9.1

7950

12.0

 

      Automobile

3380

7.0

15786

4.2

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

278

11.0

1224

13.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2016-May

0.80

June

0.92

July

0.77

May

0.93

September

0.85

October

0.74

November

0.98

December

0.85

2017-January

0.70

February

1.01

March

0.84

April

0.79

May

0.86

 

 

 

 

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