Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Four Months of 2022
National Bureau of Statistics of China2022-05-19 10:07




From January to April, the total retail sales of social consumer goods reached 13,814.2 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.2 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles reached 12,480.7 billion yuan, an increase of 0.8 percent.

 

In April, the total retail sales of social consumer goods was 2,948.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 11.1 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles were 2,691.6 billion yuan, down 8.4 percent.

 

 

According to the location of business units, from January to April, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 11,992.9 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.3 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 1,821.3 billion yuan, an increase of 0.4 percent. In April, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 2,563.7 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 11.3 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 384.6 billion yuan, down 9.8 percent.

 

According to the types of consumption, from January to April, retail sales of goods reached 12,488 billion yuan, an increase of 0.4 percent year-on-year; catering revenue was 1,326.2 billion yuan, down 5.1 percent. In April, retail sales of goods reached 2,687.4 billion yuan, down 9.7 percent year-on-year; catering revenue was 260.9 billion yuan, down 22.7 percent.

 

 

According to the retail format, from January to April, the retail sales of supermarkets, convenience stores and professional stores in retail units above the designated size increased by 3.6, 6.8 and 2.5 percent respectively year-on-year, and the retail sales of department stores and specialty stores decreased by 8.2 and 5.9 percent respectively.

 

From January to April, China's online retail sales reached 3,869.2 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.3 percent. Among them, the online retail sales of physical goods reached 3,288.7 billion yuan, an increase of 5.2 percent, accounting for 23.8 percent of the total retail sales of social consumer goods; in the online retail sales of physical goods, food and use goods increased by 12.9 and 6.3 percent respectively, and clothing decreased by 1.7 percent.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in April 2022

 

 

 

 

Item

April

Jan-Apr

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

29483

-11.1

138142

-0.2

 Of Which: Retail Sales of the Enterprises (units) excluding automobiles

26916

-8.4

124807

0.8

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

11012

-14.0

51586

0.6

    Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

32887

5.2

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 Urban

25637

-11.3

119929

-0.3

 Rural

3846

-9.8

18213

0.4

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

2609

-22.7

13262

-5.1

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

653

-24.0

3064

-5.6

 Retail Sales of Goods

26874

-9.7

124880

0.4

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

10359

-13.3

48523

1.0

  Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1357

10.0

5936

9.5

Beverages,

220

6.0

938

10.4

Tobacco and Liquor

312

-7.0

1686

7.8

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

791

-22.8

4084

-6.0

      Cosmetics

214

-22.3

1168

-3.6

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

158

-26.7

987

0.2

      Commodities

495

-10.2

2330

2.5

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

594

-8.1

2658

2.4

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

505

7.9

1990

8.8

      Cultural and Office Appliances

271

-4.8

1211

6.7

      Furniture

111

-14.0

450

-8.9

      Communication Appliances

347

-21.8

1922

-1.6

      Petroleum and Related Products

1740

4.7

7131

15.7

      Automobile

2567

-31.6

13335

-8.4

      Building and Decoration Materials

142

-11.7

541

-0.7

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

1. The growth rate in this table are all nominal growth rate without deducting the price factor. 

2. Some data in this table are not equal to total and itemized total due to rounding.

               

 

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 include 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.

 

As the scope of wholesale and retail enterprises, accommodation and catering enterprises (units) above the designated size changes every year, the same period used to calculate the growth rate of retail sales per unit of consumer goods above the designated size is consistent with the statistical range of enterprises (units) in this period, and there is a caliber difference from the data released last year in order to ensure that the current year's data are comparable with the previous years. The main reasons are as follows: some enterprises (units) reach the designated size and are included in the scope of the investigation every year, at the same time, some enterprises (units) withdraw from the scope of the investigation because their scale is smaller than the designated size, and there are also the effects of newly opened enterprises, bankruptcy, note (revocation) enterprises (units).

 

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 2021 was revised. The revised figures and figures are as follows:

 

                Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2021- April

0.02

May

0.46

June

0.15

July

-3.25

August

0.40

September

0.11

October

0.16

November

0.03

December

0.06

2022-January

0.30

February

0.19

March

-1.97

April

-0.69

 

 

 

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