Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods up by 8.2 percent in the first two month in 2019
National Bureau of Statistics of China2019-03-18 13:42




In the first two month in 2019, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 6,606.4 billion yuan, up by 8.2 percent year-on-year nominal growth rate. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 2,309.6 billion yuan, increased 3.5 percent.

                 

 

In terms of different areas, from January to February, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 5,621 billion yuan in 2018, up by 8.0 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 985.4 billion yuan, up by 9.1 percent year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, from January to February, the catering services in 2018 gained 725.1 billion yuan, up by 9.7 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 5,881.3 billion yuan, up by 8.0 percent.

 

From January to February, The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in 2018 was 2,158 billion yuan, up by 3.2 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to February In 2018, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 1,398.3 billion yuan, increased 13.6 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,090.1 billion yuan, increased 19.5 percent, accounting for 16.5 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 20.2, 15.6 and 20.8 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Two Months of 2019

 

Item

Jan-Feb

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

66064

8.2

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

23096

3.5

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

10901

19.5

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 City

56210

8.0

 At and Below County Level

9854

9.1

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 Catering Services

7251

9.7

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

1517

8.1

 Retail Sales of Goods

58813

8.0

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

21580

3.2

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

2549

10.1

Beverages,

325

8.0

Tobacco and Liquor

770

4.6

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

2332

1.8

      Cosmetics

451

8.9

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

505

4.4

      Commodities

937

15.9

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

1211

3.3

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

930

10.3

      Cultural and Office Appliances

443

8.8

      Furniture

257

0.7

      Communication Appliances

736

8.2

      Petroleum and Related Products

3030

2.5

      Automobile

5976

-2.8

      Building and Decoration Materials

264

6.6

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2018-February

0.51

March

0.82

April

0.71

May

0.11

June

0.69

July

0.70

August

0.69

September

0.59

October

0.79

November

0.71

December

0.80

2019-January

0.82

February

0.81

   

 

 

 

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