Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods up by 8.6 percent in May 2019
National Bureau of Statistics of China2019-06-18 16:36




In May 2019, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,295.6 billion yuan, up by 8.6 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 6.4 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 1,169.4 billion yuan, increased 5.1 percent.

 

From January to May 2019, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 16,133.2 billion yuan, up by 8.1 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 5,792.4 billion yuan, increased 3.9 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,830.4 billion yuan in May, up by 8.5 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 465.2 billion yuan, up by 9.0 percent year-on-year. From January to May, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 13,796.5 billion yuan, up by 8.0 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,336.7 billion yuan, up by 8.9 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in May gained 363.1 billion yuan, up by 9.4 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,932.4 billion yuan, up by 8.5 percent. From January to May, the catering services gained 1,755.6 billion yuan, up by 9.3 percent year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 14,377.5 billion yuan, up by 8.0 percent.

 

From January to May 2019, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 3,864.1 billion yuan, increased 17.8 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 3,041.5 billion yuan, increased 21.7 percent, accounting for 18.9 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 28.5, 21.2 and 21.2 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

32956

8.6

161332

8.1

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

11694

5.1

57924

3.9

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

30415

21.7

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

28304

8.5

137965

8.0

 At and Below County Level

4652

9.0

23367

8.9

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3631

9.4

17556

9.3

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

755

7.1

3702

7.1

 Retail Sales of Goods

29324

8.5

143775

8.0

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

10939

5.0

54222

3.6

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1093

11.4

5764

10.5

Beverages,

167

12.7

804

10.1

Tobacco and Liquor

272

6.6

1597

5.6

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1044

4.1

5459

2.6

      Cosmetics

234

16.7

1195

11.3

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

220

4.7

1136

2.7

      Commodities

449

11.4

2298

14.5

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

729

5.8

3448

6.4

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

495

11.2

2431

11.0

      Cultural and Office Appliances

231

3.1

1163

3.6

      Furniture

151

6.1

712

5.1

      Communication Appliances

334

6.7

1761

7.8

      Petroleum and Related Products

1668

3.1

7990

3.1

      Automobile

3223

2.1

15423

-2.0

      Building and Decoration Materials

158

-1.1

730

4.2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-May

0.15

June

0.74

July

0.73

August

0.77

September

0.72

October

0.76

November

0.66

December

0.69

2019-January

0.81

February

0.44

March

0.89

April

0.46

May

0.74

   

 

 

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