Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in October 2017
National Bureau of Statistics of China2017-11-15 16:51




In October 2017, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3, 424.1 billion yuan, up by 10.0 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 8.6 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 1,437.4 billion yuan, increased 7.2 percent.

 

From January to October, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 29,741.9 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 13,161.8 billion yuan, increased 8.3 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,953.7 billion yuan in October, up by 9.8 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 470.4 billion yuan, up by 11.3 percent year-on-year. From January to October, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 25,512.9 billion yuan, up by 10.0 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 4,229.0 billion yuan, up by 12.0 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in October gained 385.2 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 3,038.9 billion yuan, up by 10.0 percent. From January to October, the catering services gained 3,227.9 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 26,514.0 billion yuan, up by 10.2 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in October was 1,346.7 billion yuan, up by 7.3 percent year-on-year. From January to October, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 12,368.6 billion yuan, up by 8.4 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to October, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 5,535.0 billion yuan, increased 34.0 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 4,178.2 billion yuan, increased 28.8 percent, accounting for 14.0 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 29.5, 19.6 and 32.1 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in October

 

 

Item

October

Jan-Oct

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

34241

10.0

297419

10.3

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

14374

7.2

131618

8.3

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

41782

28.8

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

29537

9.8

255129

10.0

 At and Below County Level

4704

11.3

42290

12.0

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3852

10.3

32279

10.9

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

906

6.1

7932

7.8

 Retail Sales of Goods

30389

10.0

265140

10.2

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

13467

7.3

123686

8.4

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1432

10.1

13008

10.5

Beverages,

201

7.2

1923

10.8

Tobacco and Liquor

393

9.0

3705

8.8

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1381

8.0

11883

7.3

      Cosmetics

220

16.1

2016

12.5

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

256

2.5

2481

6.4

      Commodities

494

7.4

4592

8.3

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

816

5.4

7651

9.5

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

775

11.9

7708

12.4

      Cultural and Office Appliances

319

6.4

2856

9.5

      Furniture

278

10.0

2395

12.9

      Communication Appliances

342

2.1

3426

8.6

      Petroleum and Related Products

1775

8.2

16509

8.9

      Automobile

3729

6.9

33929

6.3

      Building and Decoration Materials

311

6.1

2704

11.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 October 2016 was revised. The revised figures and figures in October 2017 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2016-October

0.72

October

0.96

November

0.86

December

0.56

2017-January

1.15

February

0.66

March

0.76

April

0.80

May

0.84

June

0.71

July

0.70

August

0.89

October

0.74

   

 

 

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