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In May, The Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods Reached 1,671.5 Billion Yuan

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In May, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 1,671.5 billion yuan, up by 13.8 percent year-on-year (Nominal growth rate. The real growth rate was 11.0 percent. The follows are nominal growth rates if there's no additional explanation). Of the total, the retail sales of consumer goods of industrial enterprises (units) above designated size was 792.3 billion yuan, increased 14.0 percent. From January to May, the total retail sales of consumer goods reached 8,163.7 billion yuan, up by 14.5 percent year-on-year (actual increase was 10.9 percent after deducting price factors). The total retail sales of consumer goods increased 0.84 percent in May, month-on-month. 

Total Retail Sales of Consumer Goods in May 2012

In terms of different areas, the retail sales of consumer goods in urban areas was 1,453.6 billion yuan in May, up by 13.7 percent, year-on-year; while that in rural areas was 217.9 billion yuan, up by 14.3 percent, year-on-year. 

In terms of different consumption patterns, the catering services in May gained 184.4 billion yuan, up by 12.9 percent, year-on-year; the retail sales of goods gained 1,487.1 billion yuan, up by 13.9 percent, year-on-year, of which, the amount of enterprises (units) above designated size was 732.6 billion yuan, up by 14.1 percent, year-on-year.



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

16715

13.8

81637

14.5

 

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

7923

14.0

38321

15.1

 

Grouped by Different Areas

 

 

 

 

 

City

14536

13.7

70778

14.5

 

At and Below County Level

2179

14.3

10859

14.5

 

Grouped by Consumption Patterns

 

 

 

 

 

Catering Services

1844

12.9

8960

13.2

 

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

596

11.9

2901

13.3

 

Retail Sales of Goods

14871

13.9

72677

14.6

 

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

7326

14.1

35420

15.2

 

   Of which: Grain, Oil, Foodstuff, Beverages, Tobacco and Liquor

889

18.1

4788

17.2

 

      Garments, Footwear, Hats, Knitwear

720

19.0

3807

16.2

 

      Cosmetics

102

14.0

531

16.5

 

      Gold, Silver and Jewelry

180

18.2

931

16.1

 

      Commodities

258

15.8

1295

16.1

 

      Sports and Recreation Articles

31

7.8

156

6.6

 

      Household Appliances and AV Equipment

499

0.5

2199

2.0

 

      Traditional Chinese and Western Medicines

391

25.9

1826

24.3

 

      Cultural and Office Appliances

163

22.3

740

18.4

 

      Furniture

119

21.9

525

24.3

 

      Communication Appliances

111

26.0

581

38.7

 

      Petroleum and Related Products

1400

14.9

6569

18.8

 

      Automobile

1922

8.0

8977

9.8

 

      Building and Decoration Materials

152

23.3

641

24.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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 from March 2011 was revised. The revised figures and figures for May are as follows: 

 

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

 

Growth Rate (%)

 

 

2011-April

1.30

May

1.39

June

1.50

July

1.33

August

1.42

September

1.51

October

1.43

November

1.42

December

1.65

2012-January

0.78

February

1.29

March

1.21

April

0.96

May

0.84

 

 
 
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