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Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in May 2018
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In May 2018, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,035.9 billion yuan, up by 8.5 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate.
In May 2018, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 3,035.9 billion yuan, up by 8.5 percent year-on-year (nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 6.8 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 1,147.7 billion yuan, increased 5.5 percent.
 
From January to May, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 14,917.6 billion yuan, up by 9.5 percent year-on-year. Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of units above designated size was 5,751.8 billion yuan, increased 7.8 percent.
 
 
 
In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 2,609.2 billion yuan in May, up by 8.3 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 426.7 billion yuan, up by 9.6 percent year-on-year. From January to May, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 12,771.6 billion yuan, up by 9.3 percent year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 2,146.0 billion yuan, up by 10.5 percent.
 
In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in May gained 302.4 billion yuan, up by 9.6 percent, year-on-year. The retail sales of goods gained 2,551.7 billion yuan, up by 9.4 percent. From January to May, the catering services gained 1,273.6 billion yuan, up by 10.1 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 10,608.1 billion yuan, up by 9.7 percent.
 
The retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size in May was 1,054.0 billion yuan, up by 7.8 percent year-on-year. From January to May, the retail sales amount of goods of units above designated size was 4,324.8 billion yuan, up by 8.4 percent year-on-year.
 
From January to May, the national online retail sales of goods and services was 2,579.2 billion yuan, increased 32.4 percent year-on-year. Of which, the online retail sales of physical goods was 1,949.5 billion yuan, increased 31.2 percent, accounting for 16.4 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 44.9, 28.0 and 31.1 percent respectively.
 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in May  
Item May Jan-May  
Absolute Value
(100 million yuan)
Y/Y
(%)
Absolute Value
(100 million yuan)
Y/Y
(%)
 
           
Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods 28542 9.4 118817 9.7
 Of Which: Retail Sales of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size 11241 7.8 46137 8.4
  Of Which: Online Retail Sales of Physical Goods  -   - 19495 31.2
Grouped by Different Areas        
 City 24528 9.2 101624 9.6
 At and Below County Level 4014 10.6 17193 10.7
Grouped by Consumption Patterns        
 Catering Services 3024 9.6 12736 10.1
  Of which: Income of Catering Services of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size 700 6.9 2889 7.7
 Retail Sales of Goods 25517 9.4 106081 9.7
  Of which: Income of Retail Sales of Goods of the Enterprises (units) above Designated Size 10540 7.8 43248 8.4
   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff 993 8.0 4469 9.7
Beverages, 153 10.4 636 9.4
Tobacco and Liquor 273 9.5 1351 9.3
      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear 1057 9.2 4521 9.7
      Cosmetics 196 15.1 856 15.9
      Gold, Silver and Jewelry 203 5.9 939 7.5
      Commodities 393 12.0 1656 12.2
      Household Appliances and AV Equipment 688 6.7 2655 10.1
      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines 459 8.2 1814 9.8
      Cultural and Office Appliances 236 18.3 923 7.3
      Furniture 174 8.1 655 9.0
      Communication Appliances 315 10.8 1314 8.4
      Petroleum and Related Products 1603 13.3 6165 10.2
      Automobile 3068 3.5 12472 6.4
      Building and Decoration Materials 201 11.4 723 8.9
           
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 May 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-May 0.79
June 0.90
July 0.75
August 0.81
September 0.89
October 0.77
November 0.74
December 0.66
2018-January 0.58
February 0.45
March 0.70
April 0.60
May 0.29
   
 
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