Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Six Months of 2017
National Bureau of Statistics of China2017-07-18 14:26




In June 2017, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,980.8 billion yuan, up by 11.0 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 10.0 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 1,422.2 billion yuan, increased 10.2 percent.

 

From January to June, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 17,236.9 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 7,695.3 billion yuan, increased 8.7 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,554.5 billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 426.3 billion yuan, up by 12.9 percent, year-on-year. From January to June, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 14,778.6 billion yuan up by 10.1 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,458.3 billion yuan, up by 12.3 percent, year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in June, gained 325.4 billion yuan, up by 11.9 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,655.4 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent. In the first six months, the catering services in the first six months , gained 1,854.6 billion yuan, up by 11.2 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 15,382.2 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in June was 1,340.6 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent year-on-year. In the first six months, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in June was 7,242.0 billion yuan, up by 8.8 percent year-on-year.

 

In the first six months of 2017, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 3,107.3 billion yuan, increased 33.4 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 2374.7 billion yuan, increased 28.6 percent, accounting for 13.8 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 25.1 percent, 20.8 percent and 31.8 percent respectively.

 

In the first six months of 2017, of the total retail sale, the supermarket, store, pro shop and exclusive shop of units above designated size went up by 6.3 percent, 5.8 percent, 10.0 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in June

 

Item

June

Jan-June

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

29808

11.0

172369

10.4

 

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

14222

10.2

76953

8.7

 

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

23747

28.6

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 

 City

25545

10.7

147786

10.1

 

 At and Below County Level

4263

12.9

24583

12.3

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3254

11.9

18546

11.2

 

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

816

11.0

4533

8.4

 

 Retail Sales of Goods

26554

10.9

153822

10.3

 

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

13406

10.2

72420

8.8

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1360

10.9

7695

11.5

 

Beverages,

208

10.6

1104

12.7

 

Tobacco and Liquor

363

9.5

2202

9.8

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1220

7.3

7172

7.3

 

      Cosmetics

215

17.0

1203

11.3

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

245

6.3

1528

7.9

 

      Commodities

498

11.2

2689

9.0

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

949

13.3

4482

10.4

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

823

13.6

4506

12.1

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

355

16.4

1615

11.8

 

      Furniture

277

14.8

1375

13.4

 

      Communication Appliances

427

18.5

2073

10.1

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1717

4.2

9681

10.6

 

      Automobile

3651

9.8

19423

5.2

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

313

15.2

1539

13.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2016-June

0.91

July

0.79

April

0.93

September

0.85

October

0.73

November

1.00

December

0.88

2017-January

0.68

February

1.05

March

0.89

April

0.82

May

0.87

June

0.93

 

 

 
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