Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in the First Nine Months of 2022
National Bureau of Statistics of China2022-10-25 09:30




In September, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,774.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2.5 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles reached 3,353.2 billion yuan, up 1.2 percent.

 

From January to September, the total retail sales of social consumer goods was 32,030.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 0.7 percent. Among them, the retail sales of consumer goods other than automobiles was 28,713.1 billion yuan, up 0.7 percent.

 

 

According to the location of business units, the retail sales of urban consumer goods in September was 3,225 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 2.5 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 549.5 billion yuan, up 2.3 percent. From January to September, the retail sales of urban consumer goods reached 27,775.3 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 0.7 percent; the retail sales of rural consumer goods reached 4,255.2 billion yuan, up 0.9 percent.

 

According to consumption types, in September, the retail sales of goods reached 3,397.8 billion yuan, an increase of 3.0 percent year-on-year; catering revenue was 376.7 billion yuan, down 1.7 percent. From January to September, the retail sales of goods reached 28,905.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 1.3 percent; catering revenue was 3124.9 billion yuan, down 4.6 percent.

 

 

According to the retail formats, from January to September, the retail sales of supermarkets, convenience stores, professional stores and specialty stores in retail enterprises above designated size increased by 4.0, 4.9, 5.1 and 0.7 percent respectively year-on-year, while that of department stores decreased by 6.3 percent.

 

From January to September, the national online retail sales reached 9,588.4 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 4.0 percent. Among them, the online retail sales of physical goods reached 8,237.4 billion yuan, up 6.1 percent, accounting for 25.7 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 15.6, 4.7 and 5.2 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in September

 

Item

September

Jan-Sep

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y (%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y (%)

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

37745

2.5

320305

0.7

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

33532

1.2

287131

0.7

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

15234

6.1

123845

3.0

Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

-

-

82374

6.1

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

City

32250

2.5

277753

0.7

At and Below County Level

5495

2.3

42552

0.9

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

Catering Services

3767

-1.7

31249

-4.6

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

982

0.1

7834

-3.9

Retail Sales of Goods

33978

3.0

289055

1.3

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

14253

6.6

116011

3.5

Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1677

8.5

13525

9.1

Beverages

278

4.9

2257

6.9

Tobacco and Liquor

465

-8.8

3688

4.7

Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1072

-0.5

9273

-4.0

Cosmetics

317

-3.1

2774

-2.7

Gold, Silver and Jewelry

266

1.9

2261

2.2

Commodities

632

5.6

5443

2.0

Household Appliances and AV Equipment

710

-6.1

6524

0.7

Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

569

9.3

4702

9.4

Cultural and Office Appliances

443

8.7

3156

6.8

Furniture

144

-7.3

1145

-8.4

Communication Appliances

553

5.8

4399

0.2

Petroleum and Related Products

2055

10.2

17099

14.0

Automobile

4213

14.2

33174

0.4

Building and Decoration Materials

168

-8.1

1338

-4.9

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 September 2021 was revised. The revised results and the month-on-month data of September 2022 are as follows:

 

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

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

2021-September

0.21

October

0.42

November

0.24

December

0.06

2022-January

0.49

February

0.12

March

-1.92

April

-0.04

May

-0.05

June

2.19

July

0.11

August

-0.05

September

0.43

 

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