Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in May 2018
National Bureau of Statistics of China2018-06-15 16:11




In May 2018, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,035.9 billion yuan, up by 8.5 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 6.8 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 1,147.7 billion yuan, increased 5.5 percent.

 

From January to May, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 14,917.6 billion yuan, up by 9.5 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 5,751.8 billion yuan, increased 7.8 percent.

 

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,609.2 billion yuan in May, up by 8.3 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 426.7 billion yuan, up by 9.6 percent year-on-year. From January to May, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 12,771.6 billion yuan, up by 9.3 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,146.0 billion yuan, up by 10.5 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in May gained 302.4 billion yuan, up by 9.6 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,551.7 billion yuan, up by 9.4 percent. From January to May, the catering services gained 1,273.6 billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 10,608.1 billion yuan, up by 9.7 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in May was 1,054.0 billion yuan, up by 7.8 percent year-on-year. From January to May, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 4,324.8 billion yuan, up by 8.4 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to May, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 2,579.2 billion yuan, increased 32.4 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,949.5 billion yuan, increased 31.2 percent, accounting for 16.4 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 44.9, 28.0 and 31.1 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

28542

9.4

118817

9.7

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

11241

7.8

46137

8.4

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

 -

  -

19495

31.2

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

24528

9.2

101624

9.6

 At and Below County Level

4014

10.6

17193

10.7

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3024

9.6

12736

10.1

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

700

6.9

2889

7.7

 Retail Sales of Goods

25517

9.4

106081

9.7

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

10540

7.8

43248

8.4

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

993

8.0

4469

9.7

Beverages,

153

10.4

636

9.4

Tobacco and Liquor

273

9.5

1351

9.3

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1057

9.2

4521

9.7

      Cosmetics

196

15.1

856

15.9

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

203

5.9

939

7.5

      Commodities

393

12.0

1656

12.2

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

688

6.7

2655

10.1

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

459

8.2

1814

9.8

      Cultural and Office Appliances

236

18.3

923

7.3

      Furniture

174

8.1

655

9.0

      Communication Appliances

315

10.8

1314

8.4

      Petroleum and Related Products

1603

13.3

6165

10.2

      Automobile

3068

3.5

12472

6.4

      Building and Decoration Materials

201

11.4

723

8.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 May 2017 was revised. The revised figures and figures in 2018 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2017-May

0.79

June

0.90

July

0.75

August

0.81

September

0.89

October

0.77

November

0.74

December

0.66

2018-January

0.58

February

0.45

March

0.70

April

0.60

May

0.29

   

 

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