Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in March 2018
National Bureau of Statistics of China2018-04-19 14:45




In March 2018, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 2,919.4 billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 8.6 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, 183.2 billion yuan, increased 9.0 percent.

 

From January to March, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 9027.5 billion yuan, up by 9.8 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 3,494.1 billion yuan, increased 8.5 percent.

 

 

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,505.0 billion yuan in March, up by 9.9 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 414.3 billion yuan, up by 10.9 percent year-on-year. From January to March, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 7,709.6 billion yuan, up by 9.7 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 1,317.9 billion yuan, up by 10.7 percent.

 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in March gained 309.9 billion yuan, up by 10.6 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,609.5 billion yuan, up by 10.0 percent. From January to March, the catering services gained 971.1 billion yuan, up by 10.3 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 8,056.4 billion yuan, up by 9.8 percent.

 

The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in March was 1,111.3 billion yuan, up by 8.9 percent year-on-year. From January to March, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 3,275.5 billion yuan, up by 8.6 percent year-on-year.

 

From January to March, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 1,931.8 billion yuan, increased 35.4 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,456.7 billion yuan, increased 34.4 percent, accounting for 16.1 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 46.5, 33.9 and 33.3 percent respectively.

 

From January to March, of the total retail sale, the supermarket, store, pro shop and exclusive shop of units above designated size went up by 7.7 percent, 5.5 percent, 9.5 percent and 9.6 percent respectively.

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in March

 

Item

March

Jan-Mar

 

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

Absolute Value

(100 million yuan)

Y/Y

(%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

29194

10.1

90275

9.8

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

11832

9.0

34941

8.5

  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods

- 

- 

14567

34.4

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 City

25050

9.9

77096

9.7

 At and Below County Level

4143

10.9

13179

10.7

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 Catering Services

3099

10.6

9711

10.3

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

719

9.7

2186

8.0

 Retail Sales of Goods

26095

10.0

80564

9.8

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

11113

8.9

32755

8.6

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff

1037

11.2

3489

10.1

Beverages,

153

11.3

483

9.1

Tobacco and Liquor

287

8.6

1078

9.2

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

1061

14.8

3451

9.8

      Cosmetics

249

22.7

669

16.1

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

236

20.4

747

7.9

      Commodities

423

16.9

1266

12.3

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

746

15.4

1972

11.4

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

471

10.9

1363

10.4

      Cultural and Office Appliances

273

12.6

689

4.0

      Furniture

178

10.9

481

9.3

      Communication Appliances

318

1.6

1000

7.7

      Petroleum and Related Products

1593

9.1

4566

9.1

      Automobile

3300

3.5

9398

7.4

      Building and Decoration Materials

196

10.2

522

8.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 March 2017 was revised. The revised figures and figures in 2018 are as follows:

 

The Month-on-Month Growth Rate

of Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods

 

Months

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2017-March

0.85

April

0.76

May

0.79

June

0.92

July

0.78

August

0.83

September

0.92

October

0.81

March

0.89

December

0.79

2018-January

0.63

February

0.71

March

0.73

   

 

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