Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods up by 9.2 percent in September 2018
National Bureau of Statistics of China2018-10-22 14:43




In September 2018, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,200.5 billion yuan, up by 9.2 percent year-on-year nominal growth rate (the real growth rate was up by 6.4 percent after adjusting for inflation). 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 1,276.2 billion yuan, increased 5.7 percent.

 

From January to September, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 27,429.9 billion yuan, up by 9.3 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 10,479.2 billion yuan, increased 6.9 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,706.9 billion yuan in September, up by 9.0 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 493.6 billion yuan, up by 10.5 percent year-on-year. From January to September, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 23,471.7 billion yuan, up by 9.1 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 3,958.2 billion yuan, up by 10.4 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in September gained 344.7 billion yuan, up by 9.4 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,855.8 billion yuan, up by 9.2 percent. From January to September, the catering services gained 2,976.3 billion yuan, up by 9.8 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 24,453.6 billion yuan, up by 9.2 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in September was 1,196.2 billion yuan, up by 5.6 percent year-on-year. From January to September, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 9,809.9 billion yuan, up by 6.9 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to September, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 6,278.5 billion yuan, increased 27.0 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 4,793.8 billion yuan, increased 27.7 percent, accounting for 17.5 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 43.8, 23.3 and 27.7 percent respectively.

 

From January to September, among the Retail Sales of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size, supermarket, department store, professional shop, specialty store went up by 7.3, 4.6, 8.6 and 4.4 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in September

 

 

Item

September

Jan-Sep

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

32005

9.2

274299

9.3

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

12762

5.7

104792

6.9

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

47938

27.7

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

27069

9.0

234717

9.1

 At and Below County Level

4936

10.5

39582

10.4

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3447

9.4

29763

9.8

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

800

6.9

6693

7.0

 Retail Sales of Goods

28558

9.2

244536

9.2

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

11962

5.6

98099

6.9

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1271

13.6

9985

10.3

Beverages,

190

10.4

1508

9.2

Tobacco and Liquor

378

9.8

2855

8.6

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1085

9.0

9581

8.9

      Cosmetics

222

7.7

1868

12.0

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

236

11.6

2044

8.7

      Commodities

478

17.4

3860

13.4

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

722

5.7

6307

8.2

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

513

8.9

4109

9.1

      Cultural and Office Appliances

295

4.9

2269

5.7

      Furniture

205

9.9

1609

10.1

      Communication Appliances

386

16.9

3135

10.7

      Petroleum and Related Products

1765

19.2

14426

14.4

      Automobile

3388

-7.1

28068

0.2

      Building and Decoration Materials

226

8.4

1776

7.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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-September

0.83

October

0.82

November

0.76

December

0.74

2018-January

0.68

February

0.60

March

0.80

April

0.79

May

0.41

June

0.80

July

0.84

August

0.82

September

0.80

   

 

5. The data for the total retail sales of consumer goods of the same period last year have been revised according to the results of the third national agricultural census and related regulations and the growth rates are calculated on a comparable base.

 

 

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