Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Seven Months of 2022
National Bureau of Statistics of China2022-08-16 10:39




In July, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,587 billion yuan, up 2.7 percent year on year. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles reached 3,204.6 billion yuan, an increase of 1.9 percent.

                                                                    

From January to July, the total retail sales of social consumer goods was 24,630.2 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.2 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles was 22,133.2 billion yuan, an increase of 0.2 percent.

 

                                                                                 

According to the location of business units, the retail sales of urban consumer goods in July was 3,120.5 billion yuan, an increase of 2.7 percent year on year; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 466.5 billion yuan, an increase of 2.6 percent. From January to July, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 21,391 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.3 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 3,239.1 billion yuan, an increase of 0.1 percent.

 

According to consumption types, in July, the retail sales of goods reached 3,217.6 billion yuan, an increase of 3.2 percent year on year; catering revenue was 369.4 billion yuan, down 1.5 percent. From January to July, the retail sales of goods reached 22,256.8 billion yuan, an increase of 0.5 percent year on year; catering revenue was 2,373.4 billion yuan, down 6.8 percent.

 

 

According to the retail formats, from January to July, the retail sales of supermarkets, convenience stores and professional stores in retail enterprises above designated size increased by 4.1, 4.6 and 3.7 percent respectively year-on-year, while that of department stores and specialty stores decreased by 7.4 and 2.3 percent respectively.

 

From January to July, the national online retail sales reached 7,322.4 billion yuan, up 3.2 percent year on year. Among them, the online retail sales of physical goods reached 6,315.3 billion yuan, an increase of 5.7 percent, accounting for 25.6 percent of the total retail sales of social consumer goods; among the online retail sales of physical goods, food, clothing and consumer goods increased by 15.7, 3.4 and 5.0 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in July

 

 

 

 

Item

July

Jan-Jul

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

35870

2.7

246302

-0.2

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

32046

1.9

221332

0.2

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

13737

6.8

94750

1.7

 Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

-

- 

63153

5.7

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

31205

2.7

213910

-0.3

 At and Below County Level

4665

2.6

32391

0.1

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3694

-1.5

23734

-6.8

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

959

-1.2

5847

-6.8

 Retail Sales of Goods

32176

3.2

222568

0.5

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

12778

7.5

88903

2.3

      Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1366

6.2

10375

9.4

      Beverages,

244

3.0

1719

7.4

      Tobacco and Liquor

366

7.7

2828

6.9

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

964

0.8

7239

-5.6

      Cosmetics

253

0.7

2161

-2.1

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

247

22.1

1726

1.5

      Commodities

572

0.7

4224

1.3

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

808

7.1

5278

1.4

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

504

7.8

3599

9.4

      Cultural and Office Appliances

351

11.5

2330

6.6

      Furniture

134

-6.3

864

-8.6

      Communication Appliances

425

4.9

3448

0.0

      Petroleum and Related Products

2030

14.2

13068

14.2

      Automobile

3824

9.7

24970

-3.6

      Building and Decoration Materials

152

-7.8

1026

-3.6

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

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

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 amount of physical goods sold by enterprises (units and individual households) to individuals and social groups for non-production and non-business purposes through transactions, as well as the amount of income obtained from providing catering services.

 

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

 

Legal person enterprises, industrial activity units and self-employed households engaged in commodity retail activities or providing catering services. Among them, units above designated size refer to wholesale enterprises (units and individuals) with annual main business income of 20 million yuan and above, retail enterprises (units and individuals) with annual main business income of 5 million yuan and above, and accommodation and catering enterprises (units and individuals) with annual main business income of 2 million yuan and above.

 

As the range of wholesale and retail enterprises, accommodation and catering enterprises (units and individual households) above designated size changes every year, in order to ensure that the data of this year are comparable with the previous year, the same period number used to calculate the year-on-year growth rate of various indicators such as retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size is consistent with the statistical range of enterprises (units and individual households) in this period, and there is a difference in caliber from the data published in the previous year. The main reason is that every year, some enterprises (units and individuals) meet the quota standards and are included in the investigation scope. At the same time, some enterprises (units and individuals) withdraw from the investigation scope due to their small scale and fail to meet the quota standards. There are also new enterprises (units and individuals) that are newly opened, bankrupt, and registered (suspended) for sale.

 

3. Survey Methods

 

All enterprises above designated size is surveyed, while the data of enterprises 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 July 2021 was revised. The revised results and the month on month data of July 2022 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2021-July

-0.12

August

0.65

September

0.36

October

0.41

November

0.27

December

0.64

2022-January

0.49

February

0.41

March

-2.21

April

0.04

May

0.03

June

0.75

July

0.27

 

 

 

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