Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Eight Months of 2022
National Bureau of Statistics of China2022-09-16 19:27




In August, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,625.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5.4 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles reached 3,228.3 billion yuan, up 4.3 percent.

 

From January to August, the total retail sales of social consumer goods was 28,256 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 0.5 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles was 25,366.2 billion yuan, up 0.7 percent.

 

 

According to the location of business units, the retail sales of urban consumer goods in August was 3,159.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 5.5 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 466.5 billion yuan, up 5.0 percent. From January to August, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 24,550.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 0.4 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 3,705.6 billion yuan, up 0.7 percent.

 

According to consumption types, in August, the retail sales of goods reached 3,251 billion yuan, an increase of 5.1 percent year-on-year; catering revenue was 374.8 billion yuan, up 8.4 percent. From January to August, the retail sales of goods reached 25,507.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 1.1 percent; catering revenue was 2,748.2 billion yuan, down 5.0 percent.

 

 

According to the retail formats, from January to August, the retail sales of supermarkets, convenience stores and professional stores in retail enterprises above designated size increased by 4.1, 4.8 and 4.6 percent respectively year-on-year, while that of department stores and specialty stores decreased by 6.6 and 0.5 percent respectively.

 

From January to August, the national online retail sales reached 8,429.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 3.7 percent. Among them, the online retail sales of physical goods reached 7,241.4 billion yuan, up 5.8 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 16.5, 4.0 and 4.8 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in August

 

Item

August

Jan-Aug

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y (%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y (%)

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

36258

5.4

282560

0.5

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

32283

4.3

253662

0.7

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

14018

9.3

108653

2.6

Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

   

72414

5.8

Grouped by Different Areas

       

City

31593

5.5

245504

0.4

At and Below County Level

4665

5.0

37056

0.7

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

       

Catering Services

3748

8.4

27482

-5.0

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

967

12.9

6829

-4.4

Retail Sales of Goods

32510

5.1

255078

1.1

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

13050

9.1

101824

3.1

Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1437

8.1

11809

9.2

Beverages

255

5.8

1973

7.2

Tobacco and Liquor

395

8.0

3218

7.0

Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

963

5.1

8206

-4.4

Cosmetics

288

-6.4

2453

-2.7

Gold, Silver and Jewelry

268

7.2

1992

2.2

Commodities

604

3.6

4831

1.5

Household Appliances and AV Equipment

724

3.4

5999

1.6

Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

519

9.1

4113

9.4

Cultural and Office Appliances

383

6.2

2711

6.5

Furniture

131

-8.1

998

-8.5

Communication Appliances

412

-4.6

3842

-0.5

Petroleum and Related Products

2000

17.1

15058

14.5

Automobile

3975

15.9

28898

-1.3

Building and Decoration Materials

155

-9.1

1165

-4.4

Notes:

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

2. Some of the data in this table may not be equal to the total due to rounding 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 (units and individuals) above designated size is surveyed, while the data of enterprises (units and individuals) 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 August 2021 was revised. The revised results and the month-on-month data of August 2022 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

2021-August

0.52

September

0.11

October

0.21

November

0.29

December

0.38

2022-January

0.32

February

0.15

March

-1.01

April

-0.05

May

0.45

June

3.14

July

-0.12

August

-0.05

 

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