Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods up by 7.2 Percent in April 2019
National Bureau of Statistics of China2019-05-16 15:01




In April 2019,the total retail sales of social consumer goods reached 3,058.6 billion yuan, up by 7.2 percent year-on-year nominal growth rate (excluding the real increase of 5.1 percent in price factorsthe follows are nominal growth rates if there’s no additional explanation.) Of which, the retail sales of the enterprises (units) above designated size reached 1,112 billion yuan, up by 2.0 percent.

 

From January to April in 2019,the total retail sales of social consumer goods reached 12,837.6 billion yuan, up by 8.0 percent year-on-year. Of which, the retail sales of the enterprises (units) above designated size reached 4,621.2 billion yuan, up by 3.5 percent.

 

 

  

In terms of different areas, from April, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,625.9 billion yuan, up by 7.1 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 432.7 billion yuan, up by 7.8 percent year-on-year. From January to April, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 10,966.1 billion yuan, up by 7.9 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 1,871.5 billion yuan, up by 8.9 percent year-on-year.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, from April, the catering services gained 328.1 billion yuan, up by 8.5 percent year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,730.5 billion yuan, up by 7.0 percent. From January to April, the catering services gained 1,392.5 billion yuan, up by 9.3 percent year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 11,445.1 billion yuan, up by 7.9 percent.

 

From January to April in 2019, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 3,043.9 billion yuan, increased 17.8 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 2,393.3 billion yuan, increased 22.2 percent, accounting for 18.6 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 26.7, 23.7 and 21.2 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in April

 

Item

April

Jan-Apr

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

30586

7.2

128376

8.0

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

11120

2.0

46212

3.5

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

23933

22.2

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

26259

7.1

109661

7.9

 At and Below County Level

4327

7.8

18715

8.9

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3281

8.5

13925

9.3

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

691

4.8

2921

7.1

 Retail Sales of Goods

27305

7.0

114451

7.9

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

10429

1.8

43291

3.3

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1022

9.3

4657

10.3

Beverages,

155

9.7

639

9.4

Tobacco and Liquor

259

3.3

1323

5.4

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1000

-1.1

4418

2.2

      Cosmetics

210

6.7

962

10.0

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

186

0.4

913

2.2

      Commodities

438

12.6

1851

15.3

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

683

3.2

2713

6.6

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

493

11.5

1930

11.0

      Cultural and Office Appliances

242

3.6

936

3.7

      Furniture

143

4.2

558

4.8

      Communication Appliances

337

2.1

1426

8.0

      Petroleum and Related Products

1599

0.1

6325

3.1

      Automobile

3054

-2.1

12217

-3.1

      Building and Decoration Materials

151

-0.3

571

5.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Due to the limitation above wholesale and retail trade, accommodation and catering enterprises (units) scope change every year, in order to ensure  that compared with the previous year’data, retail sales of consumer goods and other indicators calculation limitation above unit adopted by the year-on-year growth rate over the same period number and the current statistical coverage of enterprises (units) of consistent, caliber differences and data released last year.Main reason :(a) every year has partial enterprise (unit) achieve limitation standard to bring into investigation limits, also have partial enterprise (unit) because dimensions decrescent does not amount to limitation standard to exit investigation limits, still have the effect of enterprise of new start business, bankrupt, cancelled an enterprise (unit).(2) the monthly report of 2019, in combination with the results of the inventory of units in the fourth national economic census (August to December 2018), re-verify the identification of units above the quota at the end of 2018. Enterprises (units) that fail to meet the quota shall be included in the survey scope of units below the quota.

 

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 April 2018 was revised. The revised figures and figures in April 2019 are as follows:

 

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2018-April

0.75

May

0.09

June

0.67

July

0.65

August

0.64

September

0.62

October

0.63

November

0.61

December

0.68

2019-January

0.78

February

0.46

March

0.79

April

0.47

 

 

 

    

 
 
 
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